Dead Battery

Steve’s Car Tip #4: What’s The ONE BEST Measure To Ensure “Cold Weather Startups” For Your Vehicle?

Dead Battery

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Winter cold weather seems to bring out the ‘worst’ in vehicles.  How many of us, at some time or another, have gotten up on a cold winter morning and prepared to leave home, only to have a car that won’t start?  Frustrating, huh!? Many factors can come into play as to why this might happen, but the prevailing reason for this is a battery that doesn’t have the “juice” or strength to turn over.    According to Steve, the ONE BEST thing that can be done to ensure “cold weather startups” is to have a good battery.

What happens when your battery is weak in cold winter weather?  When your batter is weak the flow of electrons is decreased .  And, the cold weather slows the flow of electricity, also.  The combined decrease in the rate of electrical flow from both conditions may make it impossible for the car engine to turn over and start.  So, your best defense against this happening is to make sure your battery is in good functional condition.   This is something that a professionally trained auto  mechanic can diagnose for you.

And, hopefully, your battery doesn’t look like this….

Crusty Battery Pic

Photo Credit: Rich Moffitt

And, that your car doesn’t look like this….

Winter Snowed In Car Pic

Photo Credit: Mats Sjödin

All kidding aside, cold weather car startup problems are no fun.  Be prepared and make sure you have a good battery installed in your vehicle.

If you are at or near the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, call or stop by Gerbig’s Osage Auto Service for the BEST service around!

Gerbig's Osage Auto Service

Gerbig’s Osage Auto Service


Steve’s Car Tip #2: What To Do Before That Long Road Trip?

What to do before that long road trip?

Steve says:   “Most definitely, an oil change at a good reputable shop where a real, professional mechanic is.  You need a shop where they look your entire car over.  Also, don’t go to specialty shops like a tire, brake or auto body shop.  It’s far better to go to a good, general mechanic shop.”

What will they check? 

Steve says:  “They will give a good, thorough check of your vehicle.  A quality shop would be able to check hundreds of things at “nearly a glance” that a specialty shop wouldn’t.”

What kind of certification should the shop have?

Steve says:  “Look for an ASE-certified shop (stands for Automotive Service Excellence).  This certification is issued by the Society of Automotive Engineers.”

If you are at or near the Lake of the Ozarks, call or stop by Gerbig’s Osage Auto Service for excellent, expert service at fair prices.