How Colder Weather Can Impact Your Vehicle

How Colder Weather Can Impact Your Vehicle

As autumn and winter months approach, the colder weather follows closely behind. The lower temperatures can have some effects on your vehicle that you need to keep in check to prevent accidents from taking place.

How Your Vehicle is Affected

Low temperatures have a way of killing batteries and can impact the performance of your vehicle. Additionally, low temperatures can cause a lack of adequate air flow in your engine which can lead to reduced vehicle performance. The combination of low temperatures and lack of proper airflow can cause things like your tires to lose their pressure and your oil to become too viscous.

Protect Your Vehicle by Keeping the Following Tips in Mind.

  • Keep your windshield and windows clean. Debris can cause abrasion that will impair your view and increase the chances of a collision.
  • Keep your gas tank half full to prevent the tank from freezing up.
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good working condition. If you have a recurring problem, get it checked out by a certified mechanic.
  • Be extra cautious when driving during the winter months. Even a small skid can cause your vehicle to lose traction on the roadway which could lead to an accident. If you happen to skid, be sure to brake as gently as possible to prevent an accident.

Stay Safe On Georgia Roads. Call (706) 914-1915

Berelc Law Firm is dedicated to ensuring the safety of Georgia motorists. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We will work diligently to help you receive maximum compensation and get back on your feet.