Mustangs are special vehicles that need excellent care all year through, especially during winter. Mustangs do not do their best on icy roads, but you can manage comfortably with a few safety precautions. The following are things you must do to prep your Mustang for winter rides:
Put some more weight on your Mustang before taking it out. Winter makes roads slippery and packing up some more weight in the trunk of your car will make it have better traction on the road’s surface. A bag of sand is one of the things that many Mustang owners use because it surely packs up that weight, but take care not to overload your vehicle to prevent creating other challenges. While driving, give your vehicle reasonable gas to avoid spinning out its rear wheels.
Check to see that your car’s oil is suitable for use. You must change your vehicle’s oil after every 10, 000 miles or 12 months and changing it during winter if you haven’t is a safe choice. The use of dirty oil on your vehicle during cold months or harsh conditions incurs losses as a result of negative implications. A loud or erratic engine and a strong smell of exhaust fumes in the cabin are a sure sign that your oil needs to be checked.
Assess your car’s battery to ensure that it is working well. Extreme temperatures degenerate your battery, and the amount of heat they produce when your car drives along slippery roads does not favor them. In cold seasons like winter, batteries break down a lot, and you do not want to experience the challenge on a snowy day. Ensure that your battery’s cable connectors are accessible and free of pollutants. Never leave your jumper cables behind.
Scrutinize your Mustang’s brakes around this time because when the roads get slippery you will need more than ever before. Brakes should be most efficient during winter because slippery roads make cars veer off the road and fishtail, causing motorcycle accidents which may include crashes. This can damage your Mustang and incur losses, making the cost of checking your breaks immaterial to your safety and that of your vehicle.
Keenly check your pipes and hoses to ascertain that they are in good condition to avoid all the problems that may arise when your car tries to pump frozen water. Replace the water in your coolant system with that which is combined with antifreeze solutions equally. Ensure that your windscreen washer fluid is also antifreeze. As for your exhaust pipe, ensure that is not disconnected or bears signs of corrosion to avoid polluting your cabin with carbon monoxide.