How Do Winter Temperatures Affect My Vehicle?

The cold winter season is here, and though it brings about many reasons to celebrate and relax, your car might not be one of them. The cold weather poses many negative effects to vehicles, read on to find out more!

Dead Battery

If your winters get freezing cold then you've probably run into this problem before. Car batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures both hot and cold. Colder temperatures in particular cool down the car battery so much so that it is very difficult to start the car. To avoid such a dilemma, you'll need to start and drive your vehicle regularly throughout the season's weeks, this will keep the car battery charged and ready for work.

Thickened Car Fluids

The car has multiple different fluids the likes of:

  • Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Transmission fluid
  • Coolant

During the cold winter season, these fluids will thicken due to the cold winter temperatures. This change in texture means that these fluids will not flow as usual and as efficiently. This can cause unexpected and unwanted malfunctions within your vehicle. This situation can be made significantly better by topping up all fluids and making sure they are at their proper levels before the cold season begins.

Tire Pressure Fluctuation

The cold winter temperatures cause tire pressure to drop. After the tires have been in use for a while, the heat from friction causes their pressure to rise again. This constant fluctuation during the winter season can be very stressful on the car tires, in turn causing them damage. The best way to deal with such is to take your car in for inspection as soon as you notice the tire pressure light go on. Your mechanic will know exactly how to deal with the problem.

This winter season avoid all stress by leaving all the mechanic work to professional mechanics. So, If you need vehicle repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to A Plus Automotive today!


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