Sherree Schell
Idaho Falls, ID
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During the winter, the weather can make it hard to get anything done. On a cold morning, it can be harder than ever to get your car on the road. Use these tips to get past these challenges.

Hacks to Get Your Car Through Winter

If the winter cold makes it hard to get your car moving, especially on chilly mornings, you're not alone. There are plenty of things that can go wrong and that can set you back when you're in a hurry. Whether your windshield is frozen or your car door is frozen shut, you may be ready to give up on going out. Instead, use these tips to overcome these winter hurdles.

Maintain Visibility

One of the most annoying things that happens during the winter is when your windshield fogs up. If your defroster isn't working at its best, this can actually become dangerous because you won't be able to see the road in front of you. The easiest way to prevent this from happening involves some shaving cream. This may sound crazy, but shaving cream and commercial defoggers have some of the same ingredients. Grab your can of shaving cream from the bathroom and head out to your car. Spread a layer of shaving cream on the inside of your windshield until every inch is covered. Once this is done, carefully wipe off the shaving cream and your windshield should stay fog-free this winter. One of the reasons your windshield gets fogged up is because of the humidity or moisture in your car. Tackling this issue from the root can also help. If you have open water containers in your car, plants, or wet clothes, this can cause your windshield to keep fogging up. The easiest way to ensure this doesn't happen is by removing these items from your car. If it's still humid inside, put some kitty litter in a sock and leave this in your car. Since kitty litter absorbs moisture, it'll help keep your car moisture-free.

Keep Your Grip on the Road

During the winter, you may be more scared than ever that your tires will lose their grip on the road. To ensure this doesn't happen, you'll want to check on your tire tread. The easiest way to do this involves a penny. Grab one from your change jar and head outside to your car. Once you have a penny in your hand, go ahead and stick this into your tire tread. Lincoln should go in head first so that you can get an accurate reading. If his head is still fully covered, then your tires are still good. If most of his head, including the top of his head, is visible, then your tread is too worn and it's time to get new tires. To keep your engine working well this winter, give your car a synthetic oil change in Idaho Falls ID. An oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil will keep your engine protected no matter how cold it gets. You can find more products like this by contacting Schell Distributing Inc. at (208)524-0322. You can also check out their products in their online shop.

Prevent Freezing Issues

It's not uncommon for things to freeze during the winter months, but you definitely don't want any freezing to happen with your car. Something you may not expect to freeze is your car key in the keyhole. If you have to put your key in your car door's keyhole, it's best to take some precautions. Since your keyhole can freeze overnight, sticking your key directly in there can cause it to get stuck. Instead, grab some hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol and put some on your key. The alcohol will melt whatever is frozen inside the keyhole, prevent your key from getting stuck.

Forget About Frozen Mirrors

Finally, if frozen side mirrors are your worst nightmare in the morning, this is easy enough to prevent. When you're leaving your car for the evening, simply place plastic bags over the side mirrors. These can be any type of plastic bag as long as they can be tied or closed around the mirrors. Leave these overnight and remove them in the morning when you're ready to go. When you remove them, your mirrors won't be frozen, making your morning easier.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

To keep your car in great shape this winter, give it a synthetic oil change in Idaho Falls, ID. To find the best oil for your car, contact the friendly oil pros at Schell Distributing Inc. To learn more about their products, give them a call at (208)524-0322. You can also contact them to place an order!

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Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
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