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The Importance of Winterizing Your Vehicle

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With the winter season coming soon, you must know how to take care of your vehicle and have it in good condition for when you need it. In this month's blog, we will share some of the reasons why it is essential to winterize your vehicle. 


During the winter seasons, the temperature drops frequently, and this causes several damages to our vehicles if we don't take proper care of them. Below are some of the damages that not winterizing your truck can cause. 


Oil: During cold seasons, the oil in your vehicle thickens as it becomes colder, and once it becomes thick, it won't be able to lubricate your engines. 


Visibility: Your vehicle windshield wipers give you visibility on the road, and not taking proper care of them can cause damage to the glass as they tend to freeze. 


Battery Check: Cold weather has many adverse effects on a car battery, primarily affecting old batteries. 


Tires: Tire pressure during the cold seasons is compromised as tires tend to lose up to 1 pound per square inch whenever the temperature drops. 


Now that you know why it is essential to winterize your vehicle during the cold seasons, make sure you are prepared before going out on the road during winter and prevent your car from breaking down in the middle of the road or causing an accident. 

If you need an auto repair assistant to have your vehicle ready for the holidays, make sure to contact us at D&E Auto Repair in Chico, CA, and we can examine your fuel system for you! As a business, we put community first; our team is like a family, and we want to help you save money any way we can! Schedule an appointment with us today, and together we will get your car burning clean again!