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Ways to Help An Engine Perform During Winter

Colder weather pushes a car’s engine harder

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 12/26/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Ways to Help An Engine Perform During Winter

Ways to Help Your Engine Perform Better During Winter

Colder weather pushes a car’s engine harder and makes it more difficult for it to work properly. An engine has to work harder to overcome freezing temperatures that both cause your car to operate less efficiently and can cause potential engine damage that may require repairs. In extremely harsh cold, your car may have trouble starting or seem sluggish on the road. The good news is, there’s a few things you can do to help your engine perform better and avoid needing repairs.

Engine Trouble

During the colder time of the year, a car’s motor oil becomes thicker, which causes it to flow more slowly. This means your engine must work harder to circulate the oil. It can also take a longer time for colder oil to reach its vapor point. This often interferes with an engine’s performance. Using motor oil with the proper viscosity can make a huge difference to your engine and potentially prevent the need for engine repair.

Oil Filters 

Oil filters also plays a role in cold weather driving. Your vehicle’s filter must work with thicker oil, while at the same time still being able to keep away harmful particulates. Using the right oil filter you can help you to be sure that your engine will run better and also help you to avoid expensive engine repairs down the road.

The harsh cold is tough on an engine. The right oil and filter can dramatically improve your car’s winter-weather driving performance, and help towards extending the life of your car. 

Call AAMCO Overland Park today for an easy appointment. We can answer any questions you may have regarding cold weather driving.

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