December is finally here, and that means the weather might start getting colder in Clermont. Instead of just the random cold front, we could possibly see a drop in the average temperature. With this drop in temperature, you’ll adapt things like your wardrobe, what foods you eat, and more! But what about your car? When it starts to get cold, you may notice that your car may be reacting differently. That’s why our Toyota auto service team has put together a list of things to look out for when the temperatures start to drop.
Make sure your Clermont Toyota is prepared for winter
There are plenty of things to keep track of when winter hits Clermont. In regard to your car, our Toyota auto service team has put together a list of things you should get checked out before the temperatures drop too low.
You have probably heard it before. The cold can decrease the pressure in your car tires. Most tires will actually lose around 1 pound per square inch (psi) for every 10°F drop in temperature. That means that even if you filled your tires with air the night before and if there’s a significant drop in temperature, you may want to get them checked out again. You won’t want to drive on the roads with an under-inflated tire.
When the temperatures get colder, you’ll have a hard start. So it’s important to make sure that your spark plug is in good condition before we reach colder temperatures. You don’t want an already damaged or older spark plug to further weaken this holiday season and leave you stranded.
Like other liquids, your auto fluids change when they’re exposed to the cold. You auto fluids will typically thicken during colder temperatures. So be sure to make sure your oil, antifreeze, power steering, brake, and transmission fluids (and more!) are in good condition. Your car could have some hard time functioning properly if your auto fluids are thickening too much.
Make sure to get your car battery tested before heading out this winter. Anything below 30°F can give you trouble, and can even pull voltage from the battery itself! We also recommend parking your car in a garage whenever possible. This can help keep it warm, thus preventing harm to your battery.
You can make sure your car is ready for the winter by getting some routine Toyota auto service at Toyota of Clermont!
Get Toyota auto service before the temperature begins to drop
Our Toyota auto service team wants to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable winter. So make sure you visit us at Toyota of Clermont to make sure your car is prepared for this colder season. We’re located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27.