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What Happens with your Car during Winter

It's that time of year when even a 30-degree day seems like a pleasant break since it's so miserably cold outside. Wind chills are dangerously low in the single digits, and the weather is icy and dangerously frigid. Mother Nature has a way of surprising you just when you think you've seen the last of the winter weather.

You get out of bed on a cold winter morning to discover that your automobile is covered in a sheet of ice. Your ice scraper/snow brush is nowhere to be seen when you open the trunk. There is an instantaneous blockage and dazzling glare when the car's roof sheet drops over the front windshield. At a stop sign, you hit the back of the automobile in front of you with your rear end.

Frozen Locks and Car Doors

A frozen or partly frozen door may quickly be thawed using a de-icing spray. To use, just spritz into the crevice of your door. The key may be heated with a lighter or something similar while wearing gloves and then inserted into the lock to liberate it.

Frozen windshield

The frost is inevitable, but you can do things to prepare for it. Using a towel or piece of cardboard, cover your car's windshield. Now that the cover has frosted over, your windshield is clean and ready to go!

Deflated tires

When temperatures drop below freezing, the air becomes more compressed, which may cause your tires to lose pressure. The recommended tire pressure is often displayed on a label on the driver's door of modern vehicles. When tires are cold, most manufacturers suggest 32 to 35 psi for pressure. According to the Car Care Council, this should be done once per week.

Dead Battery

Because of the low temperatures, your battery will run out of juice much quicker than normal. The battery's life may be shortened by operating the heater, the lights, or warming up