Yearly Archives: 2020

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter is characterized by freezing temperatures, ice, rain, and more snow. These severe weather conditions can be dangerous for travelers. But, is your car well serviced to survive the ravages of winter? Before you hit the snowy road, make sure your car can handle the harsh winter road conditions by following these tips: Get Your Car Ready For Winter Conditions Before driving on those snowy roads, have your car serviced to avoid unforeseen accidents due to slippage. Check your battery to ensure your car doesn't breakdown in winter. Let your auto care provider advise you on the best battery for excellent winter performance. Ensure belts, hoses, cables, wires, and spark plugs are in the right condition to avoid inconveniences during winter. Consider Snow Tires Whichever car model you are driving, tires should be the first area to inspect before hitting the road, especially in winter. If you usually go on roads that get covered with snow during ... read more

Are winter tires a necessity in snowy climates?

Are winter tires a necessity in snowy climates?

Winter is almost here, which means the weather will continue to get colder and the snow will be in abundance. When it comes to driving in the snow, certain areas of the roads can be scary, especially if they aren’t heavily trafficked or are very icy. In areas where it snows heavily, winter tires are common for car owners to keep stored and to bring out during these conditions to make driving safer. But are they a necessity in snowy climates?  Winter tires, also known as snow tires, definitely have their benefits. They offer extremely good traction, with much more tread than a standard tire. This additional tread helps them to be able to properly make traction with the road even when snow is thick. This helps ensure that you have proper control of your vehicle in these conditions.  Since winter tires should only be put on your vehicle during the winter, they last for years and years. This means that they can be a great investment overall since you aren’t using th ... read more

October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month

The month of October marks the start of Fall Car Care Month, which kicks off the start of getting your car ready for the fall and winter months ahead. The weather will begin changing rapidly, and now is the time to be aware of what your car needs going into the colder months ahead. Getting your vehicle prepped for the changing seasons will not only save you money by avoiding repairs, but will also ensure your safety on the road!  The changing weather means rain and colder temperatures, which can bring new challenges when driving. This is why the Car Care Council recommends the following fall maintenance items be taken care of now:  Brakes - The brake system should be inspected at this time to ensure that they are in proper working order. Braking in the rain or ice can be tricky, and bad brakes can make certain risky situations worse. The rotors, fluid, pads, lines, and all other critical parts should be inspected to make sure that everything is working as it should ... read more

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