Severe weather can have a detrimental and dangerous effect on our cars. In this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show, Marc and Mandy tell a story of trying to open their van after a night of freezing rain. To hear about Marc and Mandy’s experience, check out the video above. Or keep reading for some tips on safeguarding your vehicle in extreme rain and cold.
When the weather gets cold, you might notice that your tires lose pressure quicker and become deinflated. As such, during cold weather, you should check tire pressure frequently. Something even more preemptive you can do is invest in winter tires.
Much like cold weather is hard on our phone batteries, it can also be hard on your car battery. To be safe, keep jumper cables and a battery warmer in your car in case of emergency. You can also replace your batteries every three years to keep them from dying on you.
In cold weather, the oil in your car get thicker. Thick oil can be hard on your engine’s oil pump. To safeguard against this problem, consider switching to low-viscosity oil in the winter.
Ice in fuel lies
Finally, in cold weather, water moisture the gas line can become ice. If this happens, ice can end up blocking the gas line. One way to mitigate this is by keeping your gas tank on the full side–at least half full.
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