How To Take Care Of Your Car In Winter? 6 Simple Tips To Consider During The Bomb Cyclone

When it comes to car care in winter, most drivers think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially in the case of a bomb cyclone and drastic drops in temperature like the one the southeast coastal line is experiencing.

"The majority had never heard of 'bombogenesis', until the terrible snowfall and the dangerous cold affected many areas of the country, including several states that usually don't suffer this type of extreme weather," Rich White, Car Care Council executive director, said. "Making sure the vehicles are prepared to face the elements helps us avoid the severity of an emergency when driving."

Car Care Council, a non-profit organization, shared with Latin Times six simple tips to help you make your vehicle perform optimally in the coldest months:

  1. Keep the fuel tank at least half full; This reduces the likelihood of moisture forming or possible freezing in the ducts.
  2. Check the pressure of the tires, including the spare, as they can lose pressure when the temperature falls. Consider purchasing special tires if there are snow and ice problems in your area.
  3. Request verification of the exhaust system to ensure there are no carbon monoxide leaks, especially dangerous in cold weather when driving with the windows closed.
  4. Give your car a little more time for the engine to warm up if the temperature is below the freezing point so that the fuel circulating in the engine and transmission will warm up. Change to low viscosity fuel in winter, as it will flow more easily between moving parts when it is cold. Those driving in sub-zero temperatures should lower the fuel weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30 since dense fuel can make it difficult to start the vehicle.
  5. Consider using cold weather cleaning fluid and special windshield wipers for the winter if you live in a place where the season is especially raw.
  6. Drivers must have an emergency kit that includes an ice scraper and brush to remove snow, power cords, flashlight, blanket, extra clothes, bottled water, dry food as a treat, and medications as needed.

In addition, the Car Care Council recommends that a detailed technical inspection of the vehicle be requested from a professional technical service since winter magnifies previous problems such as rattles, ignition problems, poor performance or irregular running.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.