Archive for January, 2019
Bottom line – it is literally freezing in Central Kentucky! The below freezing temperature we are experiencing are not ideal but also unavoidable. If you have ever wondered how the sub-zero temps affect your car, here are some interesting facts and tips about your car in the frigid temps:
“Can my Gasoline freeze?”
Gasoline can freeze at anywhere between -40 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can aid in preventing you gas from freezing by keeping your tank as close to full as possible.
“Is my battery frozen?”
Not impossible, but more than likely, it is not. According to our amazing service teams here at Don Jacobs, it is possible that your battery can die due to the cold temperatures if it is already weak.
A 100%, fully charged battery is the best bet. At 100%, it would take a temperature of -76 to freeze it.
“My windshield wiper fluid is frozen, now what?”
Your windshield wiper fluid is more than likely a combination of water and methanol. When mixed, it freezes at -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are a few tips to combat frozen wiper fluid: let your car warm up first, park in the sun or in a garage or simply wait for an upcoming warm day. Afterward, add a lower temperature wiper fluid to help dilute the leftover fluid in the system.
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