In the winter you will want your vehicle to run as efficiently as possible. You will not want to run the risk of it having a breakdown in cold winter weather. By keeping the vehicle properly maintained, you can help ensure all the parts are working correctly. You will want to make sure that the oil and other fluid levels are topped off for the vehicle. With cold temperatures, the risk for a hose to crack can increase. So make sure that you check all parts under the hood. You can bring the vehicle in and we can check the vehicle for you.

 

One important part to check are the tires. You will notice at some point in the winter that they have less air than they otherwise should.  As the temps drop, it causes the air to become dense, and it results in the tire pressure becoming lower. Also, over time, tires will naturally lose air pressure. In the winter, it becomes more frequent. The tires can lose about one pound per square inch of air for every ten degree drop in the air temperature. Some cars are equipped with a low tire pressure light. This alerts you for when the tires should be inspected for how much air pressure each one has. If there is any damage to the tires, like a nail or puncture, the air will leak slowly.

 

Also remember to drive cautiously when driving through deep snow. There might be sharp objects or things that can puncture the tires. Also remember to not spin your tires. Spinning fast in one spot can increase the chance of them to pick up sharp rocks, nails, or anything else that can damage the tires. If you notice an issue, make sure that they are properly inspected as soon as possible.