Cold weather tends to hit unprepared or neglected cars the hardest, and that can result in a major headache for drivers. Check out these tips to keep your Cadillac in top shape in cold weather.
Coolant, commonly known as antifreeze, keeps the engine from freezing up in cold weather. A vehicle low on coolant could be in trouble. Most dealership technicians recommend a 50/50 mix of coolant and water in the radiator. Mixing water with the coolant helps further lower the engine freezing point than coolant alone.
If a battery is weak during warmer weather, it’s very likely it will be a dead battery once cold temperatures roll around. A simple volt test can help determine if a battery is strong enough to survive winter. Drivers can keep their battery in working order by making sure its secure, tightening connections, and scraping any corrosion off the posts. If the battery is more than three or four years old, it may be best to replace it with a new one.
As cold weather rolls in, tire pressure tends to fall with the temperature. Low tire pressure can result in increased tire wear and a loss in traction. Keeping the tires properly inflated can help improve efficiency and grip on slick roadways.
For more tips on how to keep your Cadillac in working order this winter, contact the service department at Mike Raisor Cadillac.