Winter Car Care Tips | Hendersonville NC | Near Asheville, Waynesville & Spartanburg

As the days grow colder, your vehicle requires special wintertime care. Drivers need to check that coolant is filled and the defrosting system works properly. You don't usually need to worry about these parts during warm weather. It's also important to watch out for hazards like icy roads. Keep reading this list of tips to learn more.

5 Types of Winter Car Care

Battery

Make certain your car battery works properly. If it dies, you could be left stranded in the cold. Having a volt test performed on your battery will reveal if it's good shape or needs replacing.

Gasoline

Keep your fuel tank filled up. A full tank prevents water from freezing inside your fuel pump. And if you become stuck, you can warm up by running the engine.

Coolant

Coolant is very important, because it keeps the engine from freezing in cold temperatures. Most mechanics suggest putting a half and half mix of coolant and water in your radiator.

Tires/Tire Pressure

Winter tires offer better traction in cold weather, even if there's no snow, because they are more flexible. For safety, it's important to keep your tires inflated. Tires lose up to one pound per square inch of pressure with every 10-degree drop in temperature. Without enough air in your tires, your car could become unpredictable.

Defroster

No one likes scraping ice off the windshield. So be sure that your defroster is working.

Plus...

It's important to be prepared for emergencies, so we suggest carrying a survival kit in your vehicle. A survival kit will be a lifeline if you become stranded. It's a must-have for drivers who live in or travel through rural areas. Your kit should be stocked with a flashlight, jumper cables, a first-aid kit, a blanket and a cellphone charger.

If you have any questions about caring for your vehicle during the winter or need a service check-up to make sure everything is running properly before the cold sets in, contact us or stop by Hunter Nissan at 1340 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Hendersonville, NC, and throughout Asheville, Waynesville and Spartanburg.

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