Well, it’s officially winter! One step outside is enough to convince anyone that the weather has really changed, and a new season is upon us.To be frank, IT’S FREEZING! We do things to keep ourselves safe in the cold – we bundle up outside, try to stay inside, drink warm tea, and all of that fun winter stuff. But what about your car? How can you keep it acclimated and protected during the winter? Because we all know that cold weather can really do a number on your car. That’s what we’ll discuss today!
According to Business Insider, your tires are key. It’s important to pay attention to the state of them – making sure they’re in the best condition possible without cracks or nails embedded in their surface. Ultimately, it’s your tires that separate your car from the actual road, and they need to keep you safe! With every 10 degrees that the temperature outside drops, you can expect your tire pressure to decrease by about 1 pound. You should be checking your tires every month, and having proper tire pressure is imperative to reduce the chances of them having an issue while you’re driving.
Next, it’s important to protect your paint. Now this may not be a safety concern, but it’s certainly a good idea. You invest a lot in your car, and keeping it looking it’s best through the winter months is always a good idea. Business Insider suggests using a car-care bar made of clay to remove anything that may be stuck to your paint. Then, apply a polish or glaze to bring out the shine, followed by high-quality liquid or paste wax to seal in the job you’ve done.
And the final winter weather safety tip is, of course, always having Magic Tank in your trunk. Running out of gas happens every month of the year- and winter is included. When it’s so cold outside, you definitely don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road. Brr!
So remember safety during these winter months, and enjoy the cold while staying protected!