Winter is just beginning. Make sure your car is ready to handle the tough weather ahead. The Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive can help.
It’s going to be a cold Halloween for Wichita’s trick or treaters. Ghosts and goblins are sure to have a bit of frost and maybe even icicles hanging from their costumes. They’ll need to take special care to stay warm.
The same goes for your car, which needs special care to survive the harsh cold and snowy months ahead. Now is the time to make sure your car is ready.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence offers these tips:
“Get engine performance and driveability problems — hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc. — corrected at a reputable repair shop …. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. …
“The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility.
“Replace old blades regularly. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent — you’ll be surprised how much you use during the winter months. And don’t forget to always carry an ice scraper.
“Have your battery checked. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. …
“Worn tires are dangerous in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check tire pressure once a month, letting the tires ‘cool down’ before checking the pressure. Rotate as recommended. Don’t forget to check your spare, and be sure the jack is in good working condition. Under-inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels makes your engine work harder and thus use excess gasoline.”
If you need a trusted Wichita auto care technician to help with these and other cold-weather preps, call the certified Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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