At Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown, we are dedicated to helping our customers stay safe on the road this winter. The ASE-certified technicians at our local Georgetown auto repair shop have put together these 3 essential tips for preparing your car against the frigid cold of winter.
Check the tire pressure
When the temperature starts to drop, the air pressure in your tires also goes south. That’s because air compresses in cold climates. For your tires to stay properly inflated when this happens, you have to put more air in. Many drivers are unaware of this and are actually quite surprised when they turn their car on and the tire-pressure light shows up. When you don’t take care of your tires, the vehicle won’t have the proper traction for traversing over wet, snowy, or (most likely) icy road conditions.
Keep your windshield clear
Drivers in Texas often have trouble dealing with the condensation that spreads over the windshield during the colder months. When you jump into your vehicle for the morning commute, it’s inconvenient to wait for your defroster to clear the windshield. Keep in mind; the Texas heat will damage your wiper blades. It’s important to get a new set once the weather cools down so they work effectively. Making sure you have enough wiper fluid in the reservoir is also handy. Finally, check to see if your defroster and heater are working correctly so you can keep the windshield clear as you drive.
Replenish your antifreeze levels
Antifreeze stops your engine from both overheating and freezing during the winter. Your radiator maintains your engine at the proper temperature and stores the antifreeze. Keep the radiator mixture at 50% water and 50% antifreeze. If the balance is incorrect, your engine is prone to getting damaged. Always make sure your radiator has the correct mixture before taking on the winter.
Winterizing your car at Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown
The experts at our auto repair center in Georgetown are set up to make sure your vehicle can stand against the decreasing temperatures. All of our customers are offered a courtesy inspection and we back most of our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Georgetown, Texas today to schedule your next courtesy inspection, and see the nice difference!