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March 10, 2021

How to Protect Your Vehicle from the Harsh Wintry Weather

Car Maintenance in Winter | Veteran Car DonationsWinter is a pretty harsh season for vehicles. The cold weather can affect your car’s performance in more ways than you can expect.

Engine and transmission are affected by cold engine oil and other fluids. The low temperature also affects your fuel consumption because of the additional need for power generated by heating and defrosting. Likewise, cold weather affects your car’s aerodynamics since cooler air is denser. Winter weather decreases your tire pressure and also adversely affects your battery’s performance.

Winter is a dangerous time on the road because of the additional challenges presented by ice and sleet. They can make roads more slippery than usual. Visibility is also affected by snowfall.

To keep yourself safe on the road during these cold months, here are 5 simple tips to keep your vehicle in good shape despite the freezing weather.

  1. Check your vehicle ahead of time.

Days before the onset of winter, get a head start by checking and winterizing your car. Coat your vehicle with heavy-duty wax to prevent damage from harsh weather conditions. Check your fluid levels and make sure they are all filled up. Make sure that you all gassed up since a full tank can prevent accumulated water in your fuel pump from freezing.

  1. Change your oil.

Make sure that you change your oil to ensure the efficiency of your engine. Icy weather thickens oil, which reduces its engine circulation. Change to oil that is thinner than normal to avoid engine problems.

  1. Check your batteries.

Winter is pretty tough on batteries, so make sure to have your battery’s power checked in a garage to make sure it is strong enough. You can also perform routine monthly care on your battery by checking its fluid level if your battery has removable caps.

  1. Check your tire pressure.

The cold weather decrease tire pressure, which can be dangerous on the road since it increases friction when you are driving your car. This can cause your tires to overheat, resulting in premature wearing, tread separation, and blowouts.

  1. Change to snow tires.

Roads can get pretty tough to navigate in winter since they become slippery. Snow tires are different from regular tires because they are made of soft rubber, enabling them to retain their flexibility even in severe cold. They provide more traction than regular tires in the face of extreme weather conditions.

 

Share the Warmth of Your Compassion to Needy Vets in Your Area This Winter

The winter months are colder and lonelier for destitute Americans. They include those veterans in your community who are suffering from homelessness, unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health conditions.

If you have a vehicle that you’re not using anymore or was passed on to you by a deceased relative, you can use this to extend life-changing assistance to the impoverished veterans in your community this winter. All you have to do is to hand that vehicle over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners.

These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we provide them to sustain their delivery of financial aid, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, housing assistance, family support, and other essential services to their veteran beneficiaries and their families.

Donating to us is quick and easy. We won’t hassle you with unnecessary steps or complicated paperwork. All you have to do is contact us.

You won’t go home empty-handed after making your donation. You’ll receive precious rewards such as the free and fast towing of your unwanted vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the country.

Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Perhaps more importantly, your act of charity will give you a feeling of intense satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be helping uplift the lives of the heroes residing in your area.

To learn more about our quick and easy donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message here.

 

Reach Out to Our Hurting Heroes This Winter

Alone Man Standing by the Lake | Veteran Car DonationsWhen you make a vehicle donation to us this winter, we will make sure that your gift will improve the lives of the struggling veterans and their families in your community. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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