chucks auto repairNow that winter is here, take extra precautions to keep your vehicle running at its peak. Cold weather can cause hard starts, pings, rough idling, and degrade overall performance. Here are some winter car care tips to keep your automobile running efficiently in cold weather.

Check the Battery

A car battery only has about half the cranking power at 0 degrees Fahrenheit that it does when its 80 degrees. Granted, it doesn’t get this cold in Seattle, but this doesn’t mean you should negate checking your battery. For a conventional battery, remove the caps and check the fluid levels. Add distilled water if it’s low. For maintenance-free batteries, check the charge level located at the “window” on the top. Continue Reading