Have you taken the necessary steps to protect the exterior of your vehicle? Here are tips on how to winterize the exterior of your vehicle this winter season.
According to an article at nbcwashington.com, “How to Properly Maintain the Exterior of Any Vehicle in the Winter”
“If your car battery is three years old or older, it is more likely to fail as temperatures drops, according to AAA. Never attempt to charge or jump-start a battery that is frozen, as it may rupture or explode.
- Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
- Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
- Wintry weather can contribute to the deterioration of your windshield wipers.
- Worn blades streak and impair vision, critical during winter months. AAA says wiper blades should be replaced every year.
- Keep your washer fluid topped-off with winter formula fluid so it won’t freeze. Many of your car’s fluids should be checked once a month.” To read the entire article click here.