Winter weather in Wisconsin is often bleak with low temperatures and snow being the norm. These conditions can be rough on the hardiest of vehicles, so make sure your vehicle doesn’t take a big hit in performance. Instead, get your vehicle ready for winter driving with these simple tips.
Get your engine problems checked out. Cold weather can make existing problems worse, so if you’ve been noticing an engine performance problem, including hard starts, rough idling, stalling, or diminished power, then bring your vehicle in for servicing.
Use fuel deicer. Once a month, add fuel deicer to your gas tank to help prevent moisture from freezing the fuel line. Also, make sure you keep your gas tank filled to stop moisture from forming.
Replace dirty filters. During the winter, you want your engine performing properly and as efficiently as possible. Getting new filters, including air, fuel, and PCV, will keep your engine running smoothly.
Check your battery. Cold temperatures can affect battery performance greatly. If your battery is more than five years old, then it is time to replace it. For those that have a battery that is less than five years old, consider cleaning it up. Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections to keep it performing properly in the harsh winter.
If you have any questions on getting your vehicle ready for winter, contact one of our expert staff members at Swant Graber Ford today!