Cold Weather & Your Car
Plunging temperatures overnight may put some cars to the test in the morning. Mechanics know the secrets behind making sure the odds of starting your car are better.
It's low temperatures that bring a flurry of activity to Fred Conklin's shop in Gainesville.
"Anytime it gets cold we run into this situation with the batteries initially and then later on if it gets really cold, and stays cold, occasionally a cracked engine" said Fred Conklin, owner of Conklin automotive.
There are things you can do to to keep your engine and wallet from cracking. Like checking your battery, and your tire pressure.
Conklin says if the oil doesn't look like honey, it's time for a change; and when your engine is at room temperature, Conklin recommends popping open the radiator cap and checking the color of the coolant.
"Yellow, orange it should have a strong clean color to it, green is the most typical, a lot of them are different colors, what you don't want to see is a rusty mess or just plain water," said Conklin.
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