As temperatures drop, car problems may rise

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) With temperatures dropping, you may notice a few lights pop on in your car.

We’ve all seen them pop on and off in our cars as the seasons change.

One of the main things to look out for when cold air comes through is your tire pressure. To see the proper PSI for your tires, open your car door and look for a sticker on the inside crease.

Another thing to look out for is your battery which may stop working without warning. If you have an older battery, it may not respond well to cold weather.

As the seasons change, it’s good to get it checked out or even just get a new battery.

You also need to check your cooling system and wiper blades.

Those with Gulf Coast Auto Group say it’s not uncommon to see changes in your car when the temperature fluctuates. “It’s probably a little more dramatic going from hot to cold than cold to hot, so the biggest thing is to be prepared,” said Tito McKinney, Service Director for Gulf Coast Auto Group.

Many of us are traveling for the holidays. So since you may be driving long distances possibly through different climates, you should get your car checked before you go. Also, pack supplies in your car in case you hit inclement weather or your car breaks down.

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