Nebraskans have a few more days to get their cars ready for the bitter cold temperatures heading this way. The high on Sunday will be 3 degrees.
Bob Fenster is the service manager at Buchanan’s Service Center in Omaha and says older batteries may give up when it is that cold. He says, “A battery is very important this time of year to get the car cranking and going on these cold winter days. You will also want to make sure the ant-freeze is tested for protection and it also helps with corrosion in the cooling system.” If your vehicle still has problems firing up after a new battery is installed it may be time for a tune up.
But there is more. Fenster says check all your fluid levels, including oil, brake and windshield washer levels. If they are low, top them off.
Snow is also in the forecast for the eastern third of Nebraska on Saturday and Fenster says check the tires. He says, “Make sure you have air in the tires and they are properly inflated. Make sure you have good tires, snow tires if you can, otherwise good all-season radials.”
Along with topping off the windshield wiper fluid reservoir, make sure your wipers are in good shape to clear away the road spray on these wet days.