Cold Weather Car Troubles | Maple Street Auto Repair

Cold Weather Car Troubles | Maple Street Auto Repair

Tracy’s Automotive will come to the rescue if your car suffers from the cold weather.

Brace yourself – some truly cold weather is about to arrive in Wichita. Forecasters indicate that overnight temperatures will drop below freezing into the 20s while most daytime temperatures will be in the 40s. And, there’s a possibility of some snow the first of next week.

The drastic change in temperature – about a 20-degree drop from current daytime temperatures – is hard on people. But the cold is also hard on cars and trucks. So beware of possible car trouble ahead.

Assuming your car starts – cold weather is infamous for killing batteries – one of the first places you may notice a problem is with your tires.

“As the air in your tires gets colder, it contracts and has less pressure. Tires correspondingly become underinflated,” says. “Check your tire pressure more often than you normally would. The Car Care Council recommends doing so once a week. You might think a little deflation provides better traction, but tire experts caution against running tires below manufacturers’ recommended pressure, as that can cause uneven or unsafe tread wear. Getting winter tires is always a good idea in states with inclement weather.”

Other areas you might find problems, according to – thick oil, ice in the fuel line, antifrieeze that doesn’t work, and frozen windshields and belts. advises: “It may be a bit late to hand out this advice this year, but for future reference, the Car Care Council recommends taking your car or truck in for an inspection before winter hits so you can stave off the above problems ahead of time. ‘Vehicles need extra attention when temperatures drop below zero,’ executive director Rich White points out. ‘Whether consumers perform an inspection and required maintenance themselves or go to a repair shop, it’s a small yet important investment to avoid the aggravation and unexpected and potentially dangerous cost of a breakdown in freezing weather.'”

If you’re looking for a Wichita auto repair specialist to handle winter car preparation, look no further than Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

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 – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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