Winter Car Care Tips | Kennesaw GA | Marietta, Acworth & the Greater Atlanta Area

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Winter Car Care Tips in Kennesaw, GA

The days are short, and the nights are long. Cold weather has set in. Maybe you love the cold, maybe you don't. Either way, there are important steps in caring for your car that you need to take for the winter season. By caring for your car and taking the proper steps for the cold weather, you can help keep you and your passengers safe this season. To learn more, check out our list of tips below!

Top 4 Winter Tips

1. Switch Tires

As the temperature drops, tires can lose pressure (one pound of pressure for every 10-degree Fahrenheit drop). If you have summer tires on your vehicle currently, a good idea would be to switch to all-season or winter tires. Winter tires are better able to remain flexible at low temperatures, providing improved traction when trying to stop and turn on cold pavement.

2. Keep Your Tank Full

It's important to keep your gas tank full during the winter months. Why? A full tank may prevent accumulated water from freezing inside your car's fuel pump. And, should you ever get stuck somewhere, it can help you stay warm by allowing the engine to continue running.

3. Keep Cool with Coolant/Antifreeze

Antifreeze, or it's main ingredient ethylene glycol, is typically a component of a coolant mixture. That's why it's incredibly important to keep your coolant levels up – it keeps your engine from freezing in cold temperatures.

4. Have a Survival Kit

Perhaps this is more of a preparedness tip than a car care tip, but a good idea is to keep a survival kit in your vehicle. Should you ever find yourself stuck, you'll be ready with items such as a blanket, a first-aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, knife and portable phone charger.

If you'd like to learn more or need repairs for your vehicle, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 2878 Barrett Lakes Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30144. We look forward to serving our customers near Marietta, Acworth and the greater Atlanta area.

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