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12/19/2018
The winter months are here. If you want to make sure that your vehicle will be protected from the harsh conditions, you should read this post by Superior Synthetics LLC in Clintonville.

How to Protect Your Vehicle From the Colder Weather

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Mind the Tires

Probably one of the most instrumental components related to how your vehicle drives and how safe you are on it are its tires. Still, during the winter months, the temperatures lower significantly. Not only that, but there can be ice and snow on the road. These situations change the way your tires interact with the road, making them more likely to skid off or slip. For that reason, it is essential that you mind your tires. Ensure they have the right air levels and are in good condition. If you notice an issue, fix it or get them replaced.

Take a Look at the Wipers and Lights

Needless to say, it is crucial that your visibility is as good as possible when you're driving, since you need to see and be seen in order to stay safe on the road. Nonetheless, your visibility can be hindered tremendously during the winter: the days are short and dark, and there's fog, snow, rain, and hail on the road. To improve your visibility, you need to verify that the lights and wipers are in perfect working condition.

Service the Vehicle's AC System

Driving around without an AC system during the chilly weather can be troubling. For starters, you may be freezing because of the low temperatures. Moreover, your windows may become cloudy because of the difference in temperatures between the outside and inside of the vehicle. To ensure you can drive around comfortably and warm, and to clear up the windows from the cloudiness, you need to service the vehicle's AC system while the colder months are here. The heater and 'defrost' option need to be maintained to work properly.

Don't Neglect the Fluids

In order for your vehicle to perform as expected, it needs to have certain fluids. For example, the cooling system needs coolant and the engine needs synthetic oil to be lubricated and protected. Still, as liquids do when in freezing temperatures, the fluids in your vehicle can freeze over as well. To make sure the conditions outside won't affect them, you need to inspect them. If they're not in great shape, get them replaced or refilled.

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Get the Battery Checked

The battery is also an integral component in your vehicle, as it powers some of its key functions. So much so, in fact, that you wouldn't even be able to turn the vehicle on if the battery isn't working. But, once again, the frightful weather can take a toll in how your battery functions. To keep it in good shape, you need to check on it. Make sure it's not corroded and that the cables and spark plugs are in mint condition. If something isn't right, replace the battery immediately.

Begin Driving Slowly

It's a common myth that you need to warm the engine up before you start driving during the winter. Still, this isn't true unless you drive a carburated engine. Doing so may cause damage to the engine and to the environment. Instead, as Popular Mechanics states, you should begin driving slowly for the first 15 minutes. This way, you can keep the engine from getting too stressed.

Fill Up the Gas Tank

Another way the chillier conditions can change the way your vehicle works is that it can affect the fuel and how it's consumed. For that reason, it is imperative that you keep your gas tank full, so you won't be stranded on the side of the road during the harsh winter days.

Take Your Vehicle to a Professional

Last but not least, it is highly suggested that you take your vehicle to a professional during this time of year. An experienced mechanic will be able to detect any problems with your vehicle, as well as provide the repairs necessary so that your vehicle can continue working as well as expected. Moreover, they can provide specific tips so that you can ensure that your vehicle will be able to power through the harsh winter.

Call Superior Synthetics LLC at (715) 823-6525 or browse AMSOIL's online shop to purchase the top performing products for your vehicle, including the best synthetic oil in Clintonville.

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