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With the cold temperatures, it becomes imperative that you treat your vehicle right, so it can resist the new conditions. To learn what you can do, read this post by Vaughan Distributing in Jackson. 

How to Protect Your Vehicle From the Colder Weather

Just as you take your sweaters out and turn on your heater to protect yourself from the cold, you should take some measures to keep your vehicle safe from the low temperatures. To find out what you can do to ensure your vehicle will go strong even during the harsh conditions, read the post below.

Call Vaughan Distributing in Jackson at (307) 413-1011 to purchase top quality products for your vehicle's maintenance.

Ensure the Tires Are in Good Shape

Your tires are what supports the vehicle up and gets you moving. That's why you need to help them out when the weather gets colder. As you know, the cold can cause them to contract. Moreover, the roads will be extra slippery thanks to the snow and dead leaves. Make sure that they're not deflated or worn down to guarantee they'll be able to withstand these harsher conditions.

Mind the Wipers and Lights

Your sight is the main sense you use when you're driving around. Still, the fog, the snow, and the shorter, darker days may make it difficult to see and be seen when you're behind the wheel. To ensure these new circumstances won't affect your safety, get the wipers and the lights in your vehicle inspected. If they're not working properly, replace them as soon as possible.

Get the AC System Checked

If you're not a fan of the hot weather, you may be glad that the temperature is starting to lower. But even then, you surely don't want to cruise around town in a freezing cold vehicle. That's why you should have the AC system in your vehicle checked if you want to remain warm while you drive. It's also crucial that you verify that the "defrost" option works, so your vision isn't compromised.

Don't Forget About the Fluids

Many components in your vehicle require fluids in order to function (for example, the engine needs synthetic oil to run smoothly and stay powerful for a long time). Unfortunately, these fluids can be negatively affected by the colder temperatures of the fall and winter months. To ensure this won't ruin your day while you're out and about, check the fluids in your vehicle. If necessary, replace them or refill them.

Keep your engine strong with AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil. Call Vaughan Distributing at (307) 413-1011 to purchase the best synthetic oil in Jackson.

Make Sure the Battery Works

Your vehicle depends on a battery in order to work. So much so, in fact, that you won't be able to even turn it on if the battery isn't in mint condition. That's why, you should make sure it works as expected, especially now, since the colder temperatures can influence how it operates. To that end, you will need to have it, its spark plugs, cables, and more, inspected. You should also look for signs that it's not doing so great, such as corrosion. Lastly, do replace it if it's necessary.

Do Not Warm It Up

It is a common misconception that you need to warm up the engine when the colder weather rolls around. However, Popular Mechanics mentions that that is an old practice meant for carbureted engines. They even warn you that warming up the engine can actually harm your vehicle. Instead, they recommend that you start driving slow for the first 15 minutes or so, to avoid stressing out your engine more than usual.

Keep the Gas Tank Full

As previously stated, the cold weather can do a number on your vehicle's fluids. Well, this includes the fuel. The chilly conditions can change its consistency and fluidity, which can mean big trouble for you. That's why it's recommended that you keep the gas tank as full as you can when the colder months of the year roll around.

Pay Your Mechanic a Visit

Needless to say, you need to book regular visits to your mechanic if you want to keep your vehicle in top condition for longer. However, this becomes even more important when the temperatures outside are changing. If you want to make sure that your vehicle will be able to work through them without much trouble, have your mechanic evaluate it and fix any issues it may have.

Visit AMSOIL's online shop or call Vaughan Distributing at (307) 413-1011 to find top performing products that will keep your vehicle working effectively, such as the best synthetic oil in Jackson. 


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