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Protecting Your Vehicle from Harmful Weather

Driving Safety in Extreme WeatherThere’s no way to control Mother Nature or the extreme temperatures or weather that she brings, but when it comes to your vehicle, there are some things you should know in order to prevent some major damage. At our auto repair shop, our customers often come to us with repairs from the weather. Tires, dead batteries and such are just some of the common issues that we can have once Mother Nature has struck. We may not see them all here in Arizona, but if you travel by vehicle, you could encounter them someday.

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat could do harm to your battery, especially if it is a few years old. You see, when the temperatures rise up, the liquid inside your battery may evaporate, according to Interstate Batteries. That means if your battery is more than a couple of years old, you could end up stranded with a dead battery that won’t hold a charge. Bring your car battery into Good Works Auto Repair where we can test it or replace it for you.

Extreme Cold

Extreme cold can also impact your vehicle’s safety by changing the pressure in your tires. The air pressure will be lower in cold weather than in hot. Tire pressure typically changes by 1-2 pounds per square inch (PSI) for every 10 degrees of temperature change. Cooler air means slower molecular motion, and that causes the air pressure to drop. Invest in a tire pressure gauge or have us check your tire pressure regularly if you feel you have an issue.

Rainy Weather

Rainy weather can do damage to your exterior finish if you aren’t careful. Not only is this a cosmetic problem, but water is corrosive and oxidation in the form of rust means the weakening of your car’s frame. Plus, those tiny little droplets of water that pool on your vehicle ends up being magnifying glasses for the sun. That, too, can cause damage to the exterior of your vehicle. After a rainstorm, try to wipe off any excess water. If damage has already been done, we can help you with that, too.

Windy Weather

Extremely windy weather can also be dangerous. While it may not do much damage to your vehicle, it does pose a safety threat. When driving through a windstorm, keep both hands on the steering wheel, don’t follow other vehicles too closely, limit in-vehicle distractions, watch for objects blowing onto the roadways and in extreme situations, pull off the road and wait it out.

For all of your vehicle needs, see Good Works Auto Repair. From preventative maintenance to specific auto repairs we do it all!

 

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