Many things can create damage, whether short term or long term, to your vehicle in the winter. There are many things that you can do to prevent some of that damage.
Here are a few tips:
- Check your tire pressure: if your tires are not inflated to the proper PSI, you could wear them down faster than normal. As temperature drops, your PSI will also drop. For every 10 degrees that temperature drops, you will lose about 1 PSI.
- Protect your windshield wipers: you don’t want to let them freeze to your windshield, pull them up and away from your vehicle when your vehicle is parked. When there is ice on your windshield, use an ice scraper to remove the ice, not your wipers.
- Get winter tires: winter tires are more flexible and give you better traction. Make sure to change all four tires for the best handling in winter weather.
Not sure if winter tires are something you need, or have more questions about them, contact a local tire dealer for more information. You can also contact a local dealership for more information about winter car care.