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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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Brace yourself! The majority of people across the United States, including those of us right here in the bluegrass, will be traveling 50+ miles away from home, according to USA Today. So the question is, “Are you and your vehicle prepared for the drive to Grandma’s?”
Turkey and Pecan Pie may be calling your name, but everyone wants to avoid the traveling headaches. Lexington is surrounded by numerous major cities, within a 250 mile drive, including: Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN and Columbus, OH. Our city lies at the crossroads of I-64 and I-75, leading to a significant impact when traveling for the holiday season. Whenever you decide to pack up the car, be sure to utilize the Real-time traffic ticker provided by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. This awesome too tells you about real-time road closures and traffic reports and updates happening in Lexington.
Here are 5 Tips for Driving for the Thanksgiving holiday:
- Check digital maps or apps prior to leaving to know when and where congestion will build up to avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.
- Avoid major commuting times by planning alternative routes through the city.
- Give yourself an extra hour. Don’t stress yourself out because traffic has you ‘running late’.
- Perform the necessary maintenance for your vehicle before hitting the road. More specifically, inspecting your tires and testing your vehicles battery.
- Drive well rested. Get plenty of sleep so you can remain alert. It is best practice to take a 15 minute break from driving every 2 hours.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving from your extended family at Don Jacobs Automotive in Lexington, Kentucky! Always Providing People a Little Extra.