Cold temperatures can have many adverse effects on your vehicle’s engine. Here are a few pointers to keep your car or truck running smoothly during this chilly winter season.
Be sure to have your cooling system checked. If you haven’t had your radiator flushed over the last couple years, now is the ideal time to get it done. Fresh coolant not only cools the engine more efficiently but also helps preserve internal engine components that are constantly in contact with the coolant fluid.
Check tire pressure and tread. It is essential to have ideal air pressure and healthy tread on your tires, especially during periods of inclement weather. We can check your tires to determine if everything is as it should be, including alignment if tread wear is uneven. Improper alignment may result in rapid and uneven loss of tire tread and make steering more difficult and less predictable.
Make sure your vehicle’s battery, alternator and starter are in proper working order. Over time batteries lose their ability to hold a charge, and cold weather causes most batteries to discharge even faster. If your battery is getting on in years, it may be time for a replacement. If your engine stops after a short time, the alternator may not be properly charging the battery, and should be fixed immediately.
Engine oil is essential to your vehicle’s health. Give your engine oil dipstick a look, if the color is dark or if you have driven more than 3,000 miles since your last oil change, have it changed as soon as possible to ensure good performance.
Should you require any of these services, Havoline® xpress lube® of Kernersville, NC is your local one-stop shop for complete car care. Trust the Texaco Star to get your vehicle back out on the road quickly. Call us today at (336) 993-7697 and let us serve you!