How to Prepare for Road Conditions this Winter

How to Prepare for Road Conditions this Winter

The helpful technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Grayson want to share their knowledge with you about how to get your vehicle prepared for possible hazardous road conditions that might be around the corner.

Check Your Car Battery

When your engine exerts more energy to do its job in the cold weather, your battery’s capacity, in turn, also decreases. Having an inspection of the battery, terminals, cables and fluids will help you discover if your battery is still in good working condition for colder weather.

Beneath the hood, you can check for loose cables and connections in your vehicle. If you’re clear of cracks or breaks in the cables and terminals are snuggled tightly, it’s a good sign. Check the manufacturer’s date on the battery too as this may help you determine whether you’re battery is due for a replacement.

Inflate Your Tires

Experienced drivers are familiar with deflating tires during cold weather. This lowered air pressure is caused by the compression of air in the tires, leaving them flat. That’s why it’s essential to keep your tires properly inflated or you risk not having enough traction and responsiveness on wet or icy roads.

Defroster and Heater

The windshield of your car fogs up because moisture from inside the car condenses on the glass when it’s warmer on the inside than the outside of the windshield. Water vapor from your own breath or the heater would have the same fogging effect on the windshield. Turning on the defroster will blow warm, dry air on the windshield to get rid of this condensation.

The defroster is controlled by the AC system. If the AC system isn’t functioning properly, it may be because of a bad heater coil. You’ll be glad you took the time to fix it during your chilly morning commutes.

Winterize Your Car in Grayson

At our auto service shop in Grayson, GA, our ASE-certified technicians will help you get your car safe for winter driving. We offer each vehicle that comes into our shop a free courtesy inspection and an accurate diagnosis. We also guarantee our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty! Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Grayson, Georgia today to make an appointment for your automotive maintenance. See and feel the nice difference!