Car in WinterYou car is like your body. When winter is coming, you would prepare additional clothes in order prevent freeze. Thus, winter is coming you need to prepare additional maintenance for your car so that the car can prevent freeze and work well during winter. Whether you have new or old car, your car needs additional attention to face winter. It is a must especially if you live in a certain area that has extreme temperature. These are several things that you must do to prepare your car to face the winter.

First, check the antifreeze on your car. Inspect the antifreeze of the car by using the tester for the car while the engine is cold. Find the mixture of the engine’s freeze point. The common ratio of engine freeze point is 50/50. It means that 50 % antifreeze and 50 % distilled water. This ratio is enough to face winter in most climates. If your area has extreme cold, then the freeze point should be increased according to the common temperature on your area.

Then, you must prepare the vehicle battery to face the winter. You should know that the vehicle battery will work harder during cold weather. Thus, you must charge-up the vehicle battery. The frozen battery could make your car stranded. You can check the car charging system for free at any store of Auto Parts.

Then, it is a must to change the oil filter and oil for the car’s engine. A clean and high quality of engine oil can protect the motor and engine well from cold weather. In addition, a clean engine can produce sufficient heat to warm the engine. Ask the vehicle manufacturer what is the recommended oil for winter.

Preparing a car for winter is important so that your car can work normally even during cold weather. Cold engine can lead to engine failure and commonly once the engine is cold, it is very hard to start the engine again.

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