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Mechanical Failures in Wintertime

Winter in Wisconsin can be a particularly troublesome time for drivers. With snowfall often blanketing the ground, melting and compacting tighter into roadways and sidewalks, it seems like there are several months without any decent traction for motor vehicles. With freezing temperatures, ice and frozen rain only make drivers less certain of their control over cars and trucks. Perhaps less remembered than these obvious winter hazards, keeping a car well-maintained is a good way to help combat the problems of winter. Ranging from simple changes regarding windshield wipers to warming up a car a few minutes before driving, proper vehicle upkeep can promote safer driving standards.

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What Changes in Cold Weather

There is a significant difference between winter and summer driving. As humans have to switch between hydrating, wearing light colors, and staying in the shade to wearing thick coats and watching their steps, cars too have to change for the winter. To keep your vehicle running the way it should, consider the following:

  • A gas tank should be kept as full as possible, as this will affect the fuel injectors
  • Air filters should clean or replaced prior to the coming of winter
  • Windshield wipers should not streak, and should be replaced if they do
  • Firing up the engine should be followed by a short warming wait
  • Batteries should be monitored closely
  • Tires should be properly inflated and monitored on a weekly basis

Car maintenance reduces the chance of a malfunction-related accident, and, especially in the winter, can help keep you and your loved ones safer.

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