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Is Your Car Cold Weather Ready?

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Glen Burnie removes car mold. We get calls about strange smells in cars every Spring. The root cause of these odors is mold. Mold comes from the water that isn’t properly removed. So, before your car gets water damage, get it winter ready. 

Check the antifreeze.

Make sure your car’s antifreeze is at the proper level. If it is running low you run the risk of having the water in your radiator freeze, preventing it from cooling your engine.   

Check your tire tread.

When getting your car ready for winter, be sure to inspect your tires for tread wear and rotate them during every oil change. Click here to learn how to do the penny test to check your tire tread

Test Your Car Battery.

Car batteries have a limited life. Don’t wait for yours to fail and leave you stranded. 

Check your sunroof.

We’ve all heard of a leaky sunroof. To avoid rainwater and melting snow from getting into your car, check the drain holes for dirt and debris. Use canned air to remove any obstacles.  

Lubricate Window Tracks.

Freezing water can seep into the window tracks and create drag when you try to open the window. 

Lube Weather Stripping.

If water seeps between your door and weather stripping and freezes, you could be frozen out of your car or truck. To prevent the water from freezing you out, coat the weather stripping and the mating door surfaces with spray silicone. 

If you suspect you have mold in your car, have it professionally treated.  Avoid spring mold by preparing your car for cold winter weather. 

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