Now that the Michigan fall is upon, that inevitably brings
the cooler temperatures. No one wants to
run into car troubles in the subzero temperatures that occur during the colder
months. We have compiled a list of
things to make sure your car has in tip top shape to get your vehicle through
the colder seasons.
Check belts, hoses, and fluids
Make sure that none of them are cracked, worn or
torn to prevent things such as your heater not working. Also make sure your oil levels and any and
all other fluids are full.
Check your antifreeze
During those freezing winter months your
antifreeze plays a very important role as it regulates your engine’s
temperature to ensure it runs properly.
Check your fuel lines and tire pressure
Fluctuation temperatures can condense or expand
pressure in your tires which can prohibit your car’s reaction and a faulty fuel
line can get build ups of ice which can damage your car’s engine
Keep an eye on your fuel levels
You should never let your car sit in freezing
temperatures with little to no fuel.
This can prohibit your car from starting and will leave you stranded in
The importance of vehicle emergency kits
It is important to make sure that you always
have safety items in your vehicle in case you get stranded. You should always have things like gloves,
ice scrapers, blankets, flares, first aid kids and jumper cables with you.
Being prepared is key for safe travels during these cooler
times of year.