The Challenges of Auto Care During the Winter Season in Reno
Challenges of the winter season can be brutal on your vehicle. Did you take the necessary auto maintenance care for this winter season? Here are auto care tips to consider during the winter season.
According to an article at kiplinger.com, “Winter Auto Maintenance Tips”
“When snow or other freezing precipitation threaten, make sure you turn off the wipers when you park so that the next time you turn on your car, the wiper motor’s not fighting to get frozen wipers moving. This can burn out the motor.
Some folks pop their wipers up so they’re not touching the windshield. This little trick will make it easier to scrape your windshield. Some folks believe this wears out the spring that keeps the blade on the glass. And some folks think it’s an affectation. We’ll leave it to you.
Is your battery juiced?
Winter puts more stress on your battery, particularly if you park your car outdoors.
Avoid the sinking feeling of hearing nothing when you hit the ignition with a proactive check of your battery and charging system now. Repair shops don’t usually charge very much to load-test your battery, and some car-parts stores will do it for free.
If you find out your battery’s going south, you can replace it at your convenience, instead of being at the mercy of whomever your dead car’s been towed to. Note that some big-box stores such as Costco offer a good price on batteries for those of you willing to change one yourself (not usually all that hard, though batteries are heavy.” To read the entire article click here.