Three Fluids To Check This Winter

December 23, 2019 1:37 pm Published by

Winter has begun to rear its head, and the unfortunate reality is that it is only going to get colder the deeper we get into the season. That means that there is no time like the present to get to work on your DIY repair projects before the biggest storms of winter make it all but impossible to work on your car. Many DIY mechanics forget about the importance of simple projects like fluid changes, but the reality is that these small projects can save you thousands of dollars over your car’s lifespan. If you are looking to take care of all of the fluid changes your car needs to run smoothly all winter long, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our DIY experts will help you get all the supplies and tips you need to handle any project you want to tackle. Here are three simple fluid changes that you easily handle yourself this winter.

Antifreeze

This may go without saying, but the winter weather can be extremely tough on your car. One of the best ways to combat the cold and icy weather of winter is by making sure that your car or truck is topped up on antifreeze. Your car’s coolant is made up of 50% antifreeze and 50% water and actively distributes heat evenly throughout your engine. During the heat of summer, your coolant takes heat away from your engine block and runs that hot coolant through your radiator, letting the oncoming air dissipate that heat naturally. During the winter, your coolant distributes the heat from your engine block along crucial lines and stops your car’s fluids from freezing up in your engine. Filling up your antifreeze is as easy as unscrewing a cap, mixing your antifreeze with the appropriate amount of water, and filling up your tank.

Washer Fluid

Your windshield wipers work harder than ever through the winter months. You can easily extend your wiper blades’ lifespan and keep your windshield clear and easy to see through by making sure that you have enough washer fluid. No matter what you do, never fill your washer fluid reservoir with water. Not only is it bad for your system, but the winter cold can easily freeze water and cause your pipes and hoses to burst, causing serious damage to your car. Save yourself money and keep yourself safe from unnecessary accidents this winter by keeping your washer fluid filled.

Oil

Oil is one of the most important fluids in your car. Oil works are your car’s circulatory system, allowing all of the moving parts of your car to run without causing excess resistance. Without oil in your car, or if your oil has sat for too long and congealed, your engine’s moving parts would work far less efficiently and heat would build-up, causing serious damage to your engine. Make sure that you consult your owner’s manual to make sure that you are always staying up to date on your oil changes.

You can easily handle these fluid changes and any other DIY project you are looking to tackle yourself with the help of the expert team here at your local U Pull And Pay. Our DIY specialists will help you find the perfect parts at a price that you will love. Come in today to take your DIY skills to the next level.

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling