Winter-Proofing Your Car
Most people hate driving during the winter. It takes more than 15 minutes to warm the car before starting the journey. It includes washing the ice from the car. Once you get to the road, you have to drive cautiously. Lateness to work is common during winter. Normally people are annoyed by everything associated with driving during winter.
Alternatives to change the mood exist. Testing for the acidity in the battery is the first step. Most drivers in the world do not value this aspect. Drivers are misled by the permanent anti-freeze label on their batteries. It is true that it helps in protecting the coolant from freezing for longer durations. The fact does include additives. Checking acidity levels of your coolant extend the life cycle it can have. A low alkalinity level of the coolant requires replenishing because it slows down the car during winter.
When temperatures go low, the battery loses at least 33% of power within. More than 60% of the juice is lost the moment temperatures hit below zero degrees. The juice should have an once-over on both the charger and the battery to enhance their performance. Check auto mechanics for such help. It is the duty of a mechanic to ascertain if your car is ready for winter.
The next step is to make your windshield ready. It is the best way to be ready for winter driving. If you do not realize then, it will come to you when you need it. It absorbs all worst temperatures of winter without taking a beating. Keep off poor quality windshield. The safety of the driver falls here.
Prepare you tires before winter strikes. Start by replacing your tires. Having snow tires during winter is not one of the many options but ‘the only option.’ Checking pressure is also important. The cold weather reduces pressure in tires. Prepare for anything as well.
Pack the Boy Scout before driving. It carries necessary safety materials. The aspects are; flashlight, candle, a warm blanket, ice scraper and brush, waterproof matches, warm clothing: hat, gloves, bag of kitty litter or sand (in case you get stuck, they provide traction), and a non-perishable as well as small shovel (again, in case you get stuck) snack and water.
Drivers are also supposed to switch to the cold weather washer fluid and winter wiper blades. They help in ensuring that the vision f the driver is increased. Their roles are tampered with bin bad weather conditions. Go for windshields that are all-weather. It is wise to keep a shovel in the tank.
A car land in a heap of fresh snow anytime. Such a spin out is gentle and does not cause damage or injury to the car. However, it sinks from tires into a heap of snow. Having a shovel makes your work easy. The depth of the thread of tire must be evaluated.