The winter season will turn Memphis into a winter wonderland, but it can also cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. Salt from the road and cold temperatures can affect your car’s paint job, engine performance, and tires significantly. To keep your car running smoothing in the harsh winter, remember these car care tips for cold weather.
Replace your wiper blades. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months, so it is important to do so before winter weather gets bad. Good windshield wipers will ensure you can see all season long, no matter how bad the weather is.
Check your battery. Cold temperatures can affect your battery life greatly, which can lead to a dead battery. No one wants to get stranded in the snow, so consider checking your battery’s life before the temperature drops. If your battery is older than five years, have it tested regularly and replace when necessary.
Keep track of your tire pressure. When the temperature drops, so does your tire pressure. Low tire pressure can affect your ability to control your vehicle and your fuel efficiency. Because of this, check you pressure every month and your car should continue to run smoothly.
If you need to get your vehicle in good condition for the winter, or if you have any additional questions about how to properly prepare your car for the season to come, head over to Gossett VW Porsche today! We’ll be happy to assist you!