Tips for Weatherizing Cars as Cold Weather Approaches

3 years 2 months 1 week ago November 11, 2013 Nov 11, 2013 Monday, November 11 2013 Monday, November 11, 2013 9:30:00 AM CST in News
By: Doug Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Monday night could be the first time this fall mid-Missouri temperatures drop into the teens. KOMU 8's weather team is forecasting a low of 17 degrees for Columbia.

This means you might consider getting your homes and cars ready to take on the brisk temps.  Greg Foutch the General Manager of All-Star Automotive in Columbia said he's seen an increase in people coming into the shop Monday to get their cars prepared.

Foutch said there are a few things people need to look out for on their cars during the winter like low tire pressure thanks to the temperature drop.

He also recommends making sure you are prepared if your car breaks down during the cold weather.

"You need to make sure you are carrying blankets, gloves, those kind of things in the trunk or underneath the backseat."

Foutch also said you need to make sure your fluids and coolants are checked, so you can prevent your vehicle from having freezing problems.

Another common issue with cars in the winter is problems with a cars battery. Making sure your battery's posts and connections are corrosion-free can help keep your car in good shape when you are battling the elements.

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