It’s very common to find yourself having car troubles during winter months. Especially when extreme low temperatures hit Canada, you may notice more and more problems. Metals tend to shrink, tires will often deflate, oil gets thicker etc…Let’s take a closer look at these issues and most importantly, the solutions.
One common issue car owners face during winter is having a dead battery. The car battery tends to be the most affected by cold weather. So if your car won’t start during winter, there’s a high chance the battery is dead. The ideal situation is that the battery isn’t completely dead and it’s easily fixed with jumper cables. But if your battery is dead, dead. Then you’ll need a new battery. There are a few great ways to prevent this from happening. You’ll want to make sure you maintain the battery connections clean, free of corrosion and also make sure it’s tight. If you live in an area where it gets very cold, you may want to look into a battery warmer.
Make an appointment with us today for a Car Battery Service. Our service includes running a computerized battery test, based on the results we can take the appropriate steps. We also provide replacement of a new car battery, and we can dispose of the existing battery for you. This service includes the cleaning of the battery, making sure the battery-cable terminals are free from corrosion.
Cold weather tends to make car oil thicker. If the weather drops to -20 degrees, the engine’s oil pump will have a hard time circulating it as the oil gets too thick. It’s recommended to switch to a low viscosity oil during cold winter months.
We provide a variety of Oil Change Services, click here to find out more or call us to make an appointment.
Anti-freeze, transmission fluid and more may thicken as the weather gets colder. This can easily be fixed by letting your car run for about 10-15 minutes. Doing so will help the car fluids warm up. We also recommend keeping a close eye on the fluid levels, make sure to maintain fluids to the level recommended.
Another common issue is tires deflating. We recommend checking your tire pressure more often than you’d normally do. A little deflation can cause unsafe and uneven tread wear.
Need help with your tire inspection? We provide Tire-Rotation services that include inspecting tires wear patterns, rotating tires where they will wear most evenly, resetting the tire pressure monitors as needed. Click here to find out more about our Tire Services.
These are a few common issues you might encounter during cold months. Make sure you are safe on the road by taking the right measures. We have an awesome team of professionals that are ready to help with any car related issues!
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Peter’s Auto is the centre for all your car needs with over 20 years of experience in repairing a variety of cars along with up to date mechanics and equipment. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will take care of all your auto service and repair needs.
Our shop is located in Kitchener, ON. We proudly serve the following areas: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.