Car Care Tech Tip for Cold Weather

Steve Cusson
Steve Cusson

Steve is the owner of Phobia Auto Care. Steve has been a mechanic for 8 years now and just like any mechanic he started from the bottom. He worked at multiple places like Canada West Truck Center and then moved over to Cummins Western Canada.

Don’t forget to plug your car in when it gets below minus 18!

Why would you want that? You need this for your car to start once the weather becomes colder. You need your coolant warm so that your engine will start in the morning. So plugging in your car in during these cold temperatures has nothing to do with your battery! Most cars have a thermal cord that won’t work until it hits -18. You can plug it in at whatever temperature you want but it won’t make connection until it hits minus 18.