Winter seems to be here earlier than expected. Usually we don’t expect to see one snowflake until January in New York City, but the winter wonderland arrived before Thanksgiving this year! We want you to know everything you need to know to keep your car running great during the cold months.
Preserve The Battery
Your vehicle’s battery is especially hard hit when the mercury plummets. Cold temperatures reduce its cranking power. In fact, at about 0° F, a battery has only about half the cranking power it has at 80° F. To check a conventional battery, remove the plastic caps on the top and check the fluid level. (See your owner’s manual.) If the fluid is low, add distilled water. On maintenance-free batteries, check that the window at the top of the battery indicates a fully charged state. If it’s more than five years old and shows signs of weakness, replace the battery with a top-rated model.
You can have the battery professionally tested at a service station, auto parts store, or repair shop. A tired battery may just need to be charged. But if it’s defective or just worn out, it’s best to replace it before it goes completely dead.
Replace Wiper Blades
You have to replace wiper blades more often than you might think. Test have found that even the best-performing wiper blades start to lose their effectiveness in as little as six months. Streaks or missed expanses of glass are sure signs that the blades are ready for retirement.
While it’s possible to stretch their life by cleaning the rubber edge of the blade periodically with a paper towel and glass cleaner, it isn’t safe to do that all winter long. Instead, get yourself new blades. We recommend replacing wiper blades as often as twice per year. Most wiper blades are easy to install, and some stores, such as Advance Auto Parts, will perform the replacement work free of charge.
Consider New Tires
Spinning out in the snow and ending up in a ditch isn’t the best way to discover your tires are worn out. So if you’ve been waiting to pick up a new set of tires, don’t delay as your safety depends on tire traction and winter-grade tires tend to be in short supply when the snow begins to fall.
Protecton From Hail
Seal Skin™ 5L Covers are the most powerful car covers available for protecting from hail.These covers provide all season indoor and outdoor protection. Leveraging 5 impenetrable multi-layer fabrics, they offer unmatched strength and durability. The cover also features a fleece interior protecting your car’s exterior finish. Our covers have been proven to protect vehicles from hail up to the size of a golf ball.