11/14/2012 4:58 PM
by Heidi Moore
Chilly temperatures in the morning do not just take a toll on your body, but also on your car.
You may start your car in the morning so it is warm when you get in it, however it is also good for your car to get it running before you get going. It is also important to check your battery life and all your fluids such as antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid as well as the air pressure on your tires. Not prepping your car for the winter could have some serious consequences.
"The vehicles engine wear is done by cold start. That's probably the biggest thing people do in our area is just jump in the vehicle and run. What you want to do is always make sure the fluids are up to operating temperature. The vehicle is designed for the fluid to be thinner than what it is actually, when its cold." Said C. Adam Tony employee Frank Calvert
He also says its important to make sure you have your snow tires ready to go just in case.