Winter Car Care Tips

 


With colder temps on the ground in Texas, our service advisors have some helpful tips to keep your vehicle on the road. 

 

  1. Check Tire Pressure after any weather shift to colder temperatures overnight. Any drastic change in the weather means your tires will need special attention. When it is cold, air contracts and it can lower the pressure in tires.  Left unchecked, your vehicle will be in danger of a flat or even a blowout.

 

  1. Check your tire’s tread and consider new tires if they are low. One easy way is the penny test. Simply insert a penny into your tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch and it's time to replace your tires. Even tires with half their tread intact may be riskier than you think. Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet or icy roads, where the grooves aren't deep enough to grip or channel water out from beneath the tread.

 

  1. Give your car a few minutes to warm up. If you have a modern fuel injected Ford it can accommodate the cold weather fairly quickly and some argue that it doesn’t need to be warmed up at all, but despite not needing 5-6 minutes to warm up like older vehicles, newer vehicles can still benefit from a few minutes of idling to allow the cold, molasses-thick oil to work itself up from the oil pan.

 

If you do have any issues or would like our service advisors to give your vehicle a check-up before severe winter weather hits, give us a call today or make an easy appointment at towneastford.com


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