BRRRRRR! | New Orleans Auto Care

Whether you need routine New Orleans auto care and maintenance or you need special cold weather New Orleans auto care, you need the certified auto care pros at Twin Tire.

The cold weather has been intense, making it miserable to get to work, causing schools, roads and even restaurants to close. And when you have to go out, you spend extra time making sure you're dressed to cope with the cold. That extra care for coping with the weather shouldn't stop at what you're wearing. It should also include special care for your car.

“Most people never heard of ‘bombogenesis” until heavy snow and dangerous cold recently hit many areas of the country, including several states that usually don’t experience this type of severe weather,” said Rich White, executive director of the nonprofit Car Care Council. “Making sure your vehicle is properly prepared for the elements will help you avoid the aggravation of an unplanned road emergency.”

And you don't have to have snow for the cold to do a number on your car.

The council says: "When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when a bomb cyclone hits and temperatures drop."

To help you and your car cope with the weather, the council offers these tips:

  • Keep the gas tank at least half full; this decreases the chance of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing.
  • Check the tire pressure, including the spare, as tires can lose pressure when temperatures drop. Consider special tires if snow and ice are a problem in your area.
  • Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  • Allow your car a little more time to warm up when temperatures are below freezing so that the oil in the engine and transmission circulate and get warm.

The easiest thing to do to make sure your car can cope with the cold - or to get help if your car can't cope with it - is to call the New Orleans auto care and auto repair experts at Twin Tire Auto CareTwin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto repair and auto care service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you - MarreroHammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.

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