Winter is one the verge to make all of us chilly. Enjoying the pleasurable winter season is good but while winter is overhead, you must consider the coming factors of winter on your car. Before chilly winter season hits your car, it is quite necessary for us to know about the safety precautions and maintenance tips to be done. With the arrival of winter season you should cross check your maintenance manual to ensure, with what all measures you are prepared and what all measures are still to be accomplished.
Moreover, the winter season might have an adverse affect on your cars systems like the wipers, glasses etc. In the Indian Himalyan regions the temperature goes to the freezing point that hampers the performance of the car at a greater extent. Here are some tips that you can adapt before the winter gets on peak, thereby making your vehicle compatible for the chilly winter season:-
1)Inspect the radiator and antifreeze – The cars these days have the anti-freeze and coolant added in them that allows the engine to maintain a normal temperature during hot and chilly seasons. Always ensure that the antifreeze solution has 50: 50 mix of water and antifreeze solution. This solution enters into the radiator which stabilizes the engine temperature. Hence, always ensure that the radiator of the car works well and allows the oil/liquid to pass by quite easily.
2)Check the tyre condition- In winter season, the old and overused tyres get cracked that low downs the tyre grip and stability. Also ensure that you never over inflate the tyres as it might damage the tyres. The tyre pressure should be lower than the tyre pressure that you inflate in summers. Suppose in summer season, the tyre pressure of your car is 35 then your tyre pressure in winter should be 30.
3) Replace the wipers – Wipers play a vital role while driving in winters. When you drive in a chilly season the windshield of the car gets choked with fog which distracts the road visibility. To clean the windshield wipers are used and if the wipers are quite old, they might not clean the windshield thoroughly. Therefore, it is advisable to get the car wipers replaced before the arrival of winter.
4) Inspect the windshield washer fluid of your car – To clean the fog, not only wipers play an important role, but also the windshield washer fluid has it own importance. Generally, the windshield washing fluid is used in excess by the users to keep the windshield shining and sparkling. You must check the availability of washing fluid in the car as it might be used to remove snow or fog along with the wipers.