Operating Your Vehicle During the Winter Season in Reno
No one wants to stress over having their vehicle overnight or for an extended period of time in an auto repair shop. To prevent this what did you do to prepare your vehicle for the winter driving season?
According to an article at consumerreports.org, “Vehicle Service During the Winter Season”
“Your vehicle’s battery is especially hard hit when the mercury plummets. Cold temperatures reduce its cranking power. In fact, at about 0° F, a battery has only about half the cranking power it has at 80° F.
To check a conventional battery, remove the plastic caps on the top and check the fluid level. (See your owner’s manual.) If the fluid is low, add distilled water. On maintenance-free batteries, check that the window at the top of the battery indicates a fully charged state. If it’s more than five years old and shows signs of weakness, replace the battery with a top-rated model.
You can have the battery professionally tested at a service station, auto parts store, or repair shop. A tired battery may just need to be charged. But if it’s defective or just worn out, it’s best to replace it before it goes completely dead.
Replace wiper blades
You have to replace wiper blades more often than you might think. Our tests have found that even the best-performing wiper blades start to lose their effectiveness in as little as six months. Streaks or missed expanses of glass are sure signs that the blades are ready for retirement.
While it’s possible to stretch their life by cleaning the rubber edge of the blade periodically with a paper towel and glass cleaner, it isn’t safe to do that all winter long. Instead, get yourself new blades. We recommend replacing wiper blades as often as twice per year.” To read the entire article click here.
Customers that are looking for an auto repair shop you can trust that offers top-notch quality service Wayne’s Automotive Center is the place. For more information contact Wayne’s Automotive Center at 775-525-9366 or visit waynesautocenter.com.