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Tips for Driving in the Winter

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When you drive in the winter, you will want to make sure the vehicle is in the best condition possible. If you are not sure when the vehicle should be brought in, it is recommended to contact us. This way we can provide you with a schedule that is best for you and your vehicle. We can also inspect the parts and components so they are working at top performance levels. If there is ever an issue with your vehicle, make sure to contact us as soon as possible so we can resolve it. If the problem is ignored, it can do more damage to other parts of your vehicle.

 

When you drive in the winter, one of the most important things to be aware of are the road conditions. Make sure that you check ahead of time to see what the pending weather and road conditions might be when you leave home and your destination. If the weather is less than ideal, you will want to make sure to drive with care and caution. When the roads are slick or snow covered, slow down the speed you are driving. It is good practice to double or triple the space you would typically be driving. This will allow you enough time to apply the brakes incase the person in front of you brakes or swerves. Do not drive at a faster speed than you feel comfortable at. By driving at a slower speed, you can control the vehicle better if you hit a patch of ice.

 

Make sure to inspect the tires on your vehicle. The first thing is to ensure they have the correct air pressure. Tires that are over inflated will be more prone to pick up sharp objects on the surface of the road. If the tires are under inflated, they will be more likely to blow out as you drive. Also remember to check the tread on each tire. The tread is important because it will help to grip the surface of the road as you drive. This helps you to keep control of your vehicle if the roads are slick or wet. If you notice the tread is low or uneven, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. We can inspect the tires and the tread wear on them. If the tread is wearing unevenly, having the tires rotated or aligned can be beneficial. This can help improve the longevity of the tires as well. No matter what issue your vehicle might have, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible for an inspection.

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