What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair

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Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime?

The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule. In winter, the coolant should be checked for its freezing point as well as the level.

If it gets too cold, old coolant can freeze, causing issues with your vehicle. The belts and hoses should be inspected for cracks and glazes. If your vehicle can be put in 2WD or 4WD, you should make sure your vehicle is in 4 wheel drive for better traction in the snow. The wiper blades should be inspected to ensure they are not streaking or torn. Wiper blades are not iced scrapers and snow should be cleared from the windshield before the wiper blades are turned on. Using the windshield wipers to clear the snow will strain the wiper motor and can break the wiper arms. Before winter, all your fluids should also be checked for proper levels. Call us today to have your vehicle inspected for winter!

What will happen if the brake line leaks?

02/07/202259 Auto Repair
What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to

Why Is My Car Starting Slow?

02/02/202259 Auto Repair
Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil

Does battery corrosion mean bad battery?

01/29/2022Auto Repair
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery? Over time, corrosion will build up on the battery terminals. When there is corrosion the battery will not properly charge. This will cause premature wear on your battery and may cause the vehicle to not start. If there is corrosion on your battery, we recommend performing a battery service. The technician will take cleaner and a wire brush to scrub the terminals clean. If corrosion is left too long, the battery terminals can be damaged and then will need

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