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Care Tips for Your Vehicle This Winter

by | Jan 9, 2015 | Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Safe Driving Tips, Vehicle Safety Inspections

car-maintenance-1When driving this winter, you will want to make sure that you keep it in the best condition possible. To help accomplish this, bring the vehicle in for the proper maintenance schedule it should follow. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in for an inspection, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the maintenances the vehicle will need in order to operate at the best efficiency it can. It is also recommended to bring your vehicle in if you notice anything out of the norm. This way you can have a safe and reliable trip when you need to drive.

Make sure to Look at the Tires This Winter

When the temperatures go down, several things can happen. One thing you should always keep in mind is the tire. The air pressure in the tires will be lower in the colder weather than the warmer weather. The cooler air will mean that the air pressure drops. This will result in the tires becoming low in air pressure. The air pressure also affects the fuel mileage, tread wear, and safety when you drive. Make sure that the tires are properly inflated even at the cooler temperatures. If you notice they are low, it could be a sign of a leak. Having it repaired can help keep the vehicle reliable when you will need to drive. Also make sure to inspect the tread wear. This is quick and easy, as all you need is a penny. Make sure to take the penny and place it upside down in the tread of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. This will indicate that the tread wear is low and does not have the grip it should have.

Be Aware of Windy Weather

When most people think of driving in harsh weather, they may think of snow or ice. While these hazards are serious, driving in heavy winds can be just as dangerous. You may have felt heavy winds threaten to push your vehicle sideways while driving before. When the winds pick up, take care to focus on driving safely. If you are a habitual one-handed driver, make sure to drive with both hands during windy conditions to keep more control of the car. Do not follow anyone too closely, especially tractor-trailers and other vehicles with something in tow. Be aware of vehicles around you, and drive slowly enough to allow plenty of reaction time incase of an accident.

Regular Maintenances can Help Keep Your Vehicle Efficient

By bringing the vehicle in for regular maintenances, you will be able to help keep it operating efficiently and effectively. We can inspect the parts that might be showing signs of wear. This way they can prevent further issues being formed. If you notice an unusual smell or sound, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. This way the issue can be resolved quickly and save you time, money, and stress.