If you may have a 3 to 5 years old vehicle you may want to consider some kind of maintenance before starting a new season as now winter is approaching, the problem could occur when the temperature could go low. It is better to check your car before the intense cold arrives and you will save a lot of money, time in expenses for more serious repairs.
Keep in mind these tips and precautions that we give you below so your vehicle can operate in good conditions:
Check the antifreeze
Antifreeze is essential to protect your vehicle in winter, as it prevents water from evaporating at high temperatures or freezing at low temperatures. Make sure the level is full and the antifreeze / water mixture is close to that ratio.
Check the windshield wiper
It is important to drive with clear windows to avoid accidents, therefore it is necessary to check the condition of your windshield wipers and make sure you have a full reservoir of fluid to clean the windshield.
Check your car tires
If you live in areas where it snows and rains a lot, we recommend that you always keep your tires in good condition to have better grip, as cold weather will make it more difficult to maintain control of your vehicle.
If you notice your tires vibrating when you are driving it will be a perfect time to consider new tires and anticipate any accident.
Check the brakes
Make sure your brakes work correctly, as the braking system is a fundamental safety element, especially so that you can drive with peace of mind when the weather conditions do not greatly favor the visibility of the road.
Check the lights
In winter it is necessary for drivers to have their lights on at all times when there are cloudy days to avoid accidents, including fog lights to have better visibility. Check the lights are working properly, keep your car headlights clean.
Check the battery status
If your car is a few years old, try to constantly check the condition of the battery, since the cold can cause it to discharge and leave you stranded somewhere. Another recommendation is that you clean the terminals of your battery constantly, because when they are dirty they can cause energy to be constantly lost and reduce its lifetime.
Check that the heating system and the window defroster are working properly.
- Replace dirty filters such as fuel and air conditioning filters.
- Make sure that the gas tank is always more than half way to prevent moisture from forming.
Although these measures are designed for possible failures due to cold. Keep in mind that the change of season is a good time to make sure that your car is in excellent condition even for travel.