Careful Driving in the Winter

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The winter weather and season can bring new challenges to drivers. You will have to deal with driving on the snow, ice, and slick road conditions. You should make sure that the vehicle is always brought for proper maintenance inspections. Following the recommended schedule interval is important to keep the vehicle in the best condition it should be. If you ever have any questions, always make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a schedule for your vehicle.

Check the vehicle

One of the most important things to inspect is each tire. The tires are important because they are the only part of the vehicle that will make direct contact with the surface of the road. When the roads are slick or snow covered, you will need to rely on the tires the most of all. The first thing to check is that the air pressure is at the correct amount. Tires that are over or under inflated can have an issue with picking up sharp objects on the road, or blowing out. If a tire is damaged suddenly, you will have to rely on the spare tire to help you get home again. So also remember to check the spare tire of your vehicle.

Driving Conditions

Winter wither can mean rain, snow, and everything in between. Since the precipitation can vary significantly, you will want to have properly working windshield wipers. Make sure they are in the best condition to be able to clear away the windshield. This can include snow, rain, sleet, road grime, slush, or any other debris. If the windshield wipers have worn out, then the rubber can become brittle and tear. They can also be less efficient at cleaning the windshield. This can lead to a problem because you visibility will be compromised when you are driving. You will not be able to see the road ahead of you or any objects as well.