Want to know how to weatherproof your car? Here are some tips from the experts.
Invest in Different Kinds of Tires
Here in New Jersey, it’s important to change the type of tires that are on your vehicle depending on the time of year. In winter, equip your car with snow tires; during the warmer months, switch the snow tires out for all-terrain tires. This helps your car get better traction in the winter months and helps your normal set last longer by reducing use.
Tire Pressure is Important
When it’s cold, tire pressure is lost more rapidly, and when it’s hot, air expands, causing your tires to become overinflated. Hot pavement can also pose a threat to your tires. Have the inflation of your tires checked regularly regardless of the time of year.
Wash and Wax Regularly
Wear and tear is partially caused by the dirt, dust, and grime that gets on your vehicle, no matter the season. Prevent this and keep your car looking good by washing it regularly and finishing off with a coat of protective wax.
Check and Replenish Fluids
Fluids, especially oil and coolant, are crucial to engine health. Make sure to stay on top of routine maintenance and keep your vehicle’s fluids topped off.
Test Your Battery
Battery capacity fluctuates depending on the temperature. Heat can cause more corrosion and residue while battery capacity is reduced in the cold. Keep an eye on your car’s battery life.
If you need to weatherproof your car and still have questions, then don’t hesitate to call us at Muller Toyota.