Winter Car Tips Part 2

Written by Brotherhood Garage

January 25, 2021

You can’t keep them forever, but who doesn’t wish they could? Your car is a part of the family and you rely on it every day. That’s why we’re dedicated to keeping it in top condition.

However, there are a few things you can do yourself to keep your car in working order this winter.

Cold Temperatures

Beware of the cold! Icy temperatures can affect your car in a variety of ways.
You can strain your car’s engine by accelerating too quickly before letting it warm up. Because it’s the heart of your car, you should let your engine run a little bit before driving to stretch its life.
When things get icy, your car faces several threats such as a stalled engine, incomplete fuel combustion, thickened oil, and slick roads.

Grit and Grime

Snow can and will sabotage your car, but being aware of how it does that can make you prepared. Ice and slush on the roads turn up gravel and the salts used to melt them will stick to the underside of your vehicle. The grime can cause problems if you let it build up, so it doesn’t hurt to take your car to the wash.

Grit can wear down your tires but getting them stuck in the snow is worse. If you find your wheels unable to move, do not try stepping on the gas. Instead, keep kitty litter or sand in your car to use as traction. You’ll be saving your clutch a lot of trouble this way.

Finally, check if the weather peeling is leaking! Dripping rainwater can crack any nice leather seating you have or even build up mold on cloth coverings. Maintaining a nice interior will make driving more enjoyable for your passengers and help your vehicle’s overall value if you decide to sell.
The mechanics at Brotherhood Garage can ensure that your car is serviced and maintained to keep you and your family safe on the road. If you would like to make an appointment, call (405) 265-7617 today.

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