In mid-June, in some regions of the country, the days start to feel shorter, it becomes harder to get out of bed, and suddenly, winter arrives. People usually prepare for the season. Heavier clothes are washed or aired out, food becomes heartier, and blankets come into play. But what about your car? Find out the important measures you can take to prepare your car for the coldest season of the year.
The colder it gets, the thicker the battery reserve oil becomes. Additionally, in winter, the use of electrical systems increases, putting more demand on the vehicle. It’s essential to pay attention to this system, and if necessary to replace the battery, don’t forget to ask the mechanic to check if the alternator and belts are in good condition.
First and foremost, you need to be aware of the seasonal changes. In some places, low temperatures increase humidity levels, and bald tires don’t mix well with wet roads. It’s a good idea to check the set of tires, including the spare, to ensure safety.
Winter can also bring foggy days, which can impair visibility. Those who frequently drive on the roads should check if their headlights are the most suitable ones. The ideal headlight should assist the driver without disturbing other drivers.
Pay attention to the quality of fuel. Low-quality gasoline or ethanol can become a headache when trying to start your car, especially in cold temperatures like in the morning. Speaking of ethanol, cars running on this fuel or flex-fuel models should always have the starting tank filled with gasoline to assist in the startup of the engine.
Regardless of the season, turning on the air conditioning from time to time helps keep the pipes, hoses, and rubber parts lubricated with the circulation of gas.
Have the vehicle’s exhaust system checked. A well-maintained exhaust and catalytic converter are essential for the proper functioning and safety of the car.
Tuper is an authority when it comes to exhaust systems and catalytic converters.
Always keep an eye out for any changes that could affect the vehicle’s operation. Tuper advises drivers to consult a trusted mechanic to ensure that winter passes without any surprises.
Tuper is the largest exhaust system manufacturer in Latin America and a market leader, producing exhausts, catalytic converters, and tailpipes for all makes and models of cars, both domestic and imported, for over 50 years. It is one of Brazil’s largest steel processors. In addition to operating in the original and aftermarket automotive sectors, it also operates in sectors such as oil and gas, construction, industry, agribusiness, and more. The company keeps up with market developments with a wide range of products, meeting the most demanding national and international standards.