With freezing Cold temps vehicles can run into unique issues. Here are a few tips for helping your vehicle survive.
- Consider letting your vehicle warm at idle for 5 minutes when starting up. Revving the engine at start up is not suggested as it forces the coldest materials to be exposed to the greatest change in temperature and pressure.
- Spraying PAM on a towel and then wiping down the vehicle’s weather-strips around the doors can help to keep them from freezing shut.
- Check tire pressures to avoid flats. With extreme cold temps causing the tire and the air inside, to contract often air leaks through and create a low tire. Checking this twice a week is a good idea to keep the tire from reaching a critical low level and causing a dangerous condition.
- Like tip #3 with newer vehicles the low tire pressure dashboard light may come on indicating a tire needs attention. If after inspecting the tires on the vehicle the light stays on, remember to check the spare as well as several of the newer vehicles also have a sensor which will cause the light to come on.