To help be safe and secure while driving this winter, make sure that your vehicle is in the best condition possible. This will help prevent a larger issue from occurring when you drive. While some accidents cannot be prevented, like if an animal runs across the road, you can help to prepare for some issues. Make sure that your vehicle follows regular maintenance schedules. This way all the parts and components can be inspected for an issue that might be occurring. Checking for an issue regularly can help ensure you catch it at the first signs. If you are unsure of what the proper maintenance schedule should be, make sure to contact us. We can recommend when the vehicle should be inspected. This also includes tire rotations, alignments, and oil changes. By keeping the vehicle well maintained, it can improve the fuel efficiency. It will also be able to keep the vehicle lasting as long as possible.
Keep the Tires in the Best Condition Possible
Make sure to inspect the tires on a regular basis. This includes checking the tread wear, air pressure, and overall condition of each tire. Also remember to inspect the same things on the spare tire. The air pressure is important for the tires because it will all them to have proper contact with the surface of the road, as well as rotate like they are designed to do. If you notice that a tire is under inflated, it can increase your chance for a blow out to happen. This is because the tire will not rotate efficiently, and will have poor contact with the surface of the road. Make sure to look for any bulges from the tire also. This could indicate that the air pressure is not even in the tire, and can also cause an issue. If you notice that you have to fill the tire with air more often, it may be a sign that there is a leak in it. Make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tire. Getting it patched can help save time, money, and stress in the long run. It will also keep your vehicle reliable when you drive it.
What to do in a Blow Out
If your tire blows out, it is important to remain calm. Try to safely pull your vehicle off the road to an area with less traffic. Make sure to stop as soon as you can. If you keep driving when the tire blows out, it can do damage to the rims and alignment of the vehicle. It is always best to have the vehicle towed or hauled in so we can replace the tire, as well as inspect the rest of the vehicle.
Do Not Forget about the Spare Tire
One part that most people forget about until it is needed is the spare tire. The spare tire is important because it will help you to get to a place to have the regular tire repaired or replaced. When inspecting the tires, always remember to take a few seconds and check the spare. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the spare tire for you.