Winter Tips For Extending Your Cars Life

We know you want to keep your car for as long as possible.

It’s always been there for you, getting you where you need to go and supporting all your baggage.
Cars don’t last forever but you can hold onto yours with this tip! Drive with care.
Here is how you can make small changes in your driving habits to extend the life of your car.

Firstly, you need to protect your engine. Your engine is the heart of your car and you can strain it by racing your start-up, accelerating too quickly, and not letting it warm up before use.
Be wary of these habits, especially when the weather is cold. When things get icy, your car faces several threats, such as incomplete fuel combustion, thickened oil, stalled engine, and slick roads that will also endanger you!

Why This Happens

Most of these problems are ones that appear during winter. That is because ice and snow can sabotage your car at every turn. One of the most obvious threats is getting stuck. If you do, don’t try to slam on the gas pedal to get out. This could damage an expensive component of your car. Instead, use something like sand or cat litter around your tires to get traction and break free. Your clutch will thank you for it.

Next, you will want to protect the inside of your car. To do that, you should always check your weather stripping. If it needs replacing, it will leak water into your car whenever the weather takes a turn for the worse. Rainwater inside your car can make leather seats crack, create mold growth, and discoloration. Since these can all tank the value of your car, you should inspect your car for leaking.
For small leaks, you can easily seal them up with adhesives and caulk that can be found at your local auto store. You could also extend your stripping’s life by inserting foam inside them. If you’re not sure what product you should be using, feel free to call us and ask.

The mechanics at Weldon’s can ensure that your car is serviced and maintained to keep you and your car in top condition. If you need help with any of these tips, feel free to ask us for help. If you would like to make an appointment,

Call (580) 279-0907 today.