Cold weather that has come in winter can be extremely hard on cars. Some simple maintenance and common sense will help prevent damage to your cars engine during cold weather. You want to make sure you have maintenance like antifreeze checked and the oil changed when the weather is extremely cold. Here are some tips that will help you with some of the most common cold weather car troubles and avoid engine damage:
1. Thick Oils and Freezing Fuels Causing Engine Problems
The oils and fuel in your car are important if you want it to run properly in cold weather. One of the problems that you can have is moisture getting inside the tank when you let the fuel levels get low in cold weather. This can cause the fuel lines to freeze and problems like the engine not starting or dying suddenly. In addition, in extreme cold weather, oils and lubricants can thicken and cause problems with the engine and any moving parts. To prevent these problems, always keep your fuel tank fuel and use thinner oils and lubricants during the winter months.
2. Plugs and Batteries Causing Starting Problems in Cold Weather
For a gas engine to start, there needs to be a spark, which is provided by your battery and spark plugs. Cold weather causes batteries to drain and become weaker, which leads to problems starting your car on cold mornings. In addition, cold weather can also cause problems with spark plugs and wires. To avoid these problems, make sure to have a tune up done before cold weather arrives and change the battery and spark plugs when needed.
3. Coolants and Water That Can Freeze and Cause Serious Damage to Engines
When cold weather arrives and there is water inside your engine, this can cause serious damage if it freezes. It is important to have your cars cooling system flushed and new antifreeze added. If you have had a problem with leaks and used water, it is even more important to flush the cooling system. In addition, if you are going to be driving in extreme cold weather, use an antifreeze that protects your engine at some of the lowest temperatures.
These are some tips that will help you avoid some of the most common problems that can lead to damage of your engine. If your engine has been damaged in the extreme cold conditions, contact an engine repair service, such as Green's Towing & Auto Repair Inc, to help with the repairs that need to be done.