While driving this winter, make sure to take precautions to help provide a safe and reliable trip. The most important thing you can do is to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenances. We can inspect the vehicle to ensure it is working effectively and efficiently.  Parts can be inspected to make sure they are in the best condition possible. They will also be inspected so other parts do not get worn or damaged. This can help to reduce the chance of a costly repair bill. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can also help to increase your safety when driving.

The Tires should be inspected

The tires are the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road’s surface. It is important to maintain and inspect the tires so they are in the best condition possible for when you drive. The air pressure should be inspected regularly, especially during the winter. This is because the tires can lose as much as one pound of air pressure for every ten degrees the temperature drops. If you are unsure how much air pressure should be in the tires, the correct amount can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. It can also be found on the inside of the driver’s door. Make sure to keep the air pressure to the correct amount on the tires. This can help to prevent excessive wear and tear on them. It can also help prevent suspension issues with your vehicle. Tires with the proper amount of air pressure can also provide good traction on the roads. Besides saving money from repair bills, the proper amount of air pressure can also help you to get the best mileage possible. Bring your vehicle in, and we can inspect the tires for you. We can also check the tread of the tires, as well as other potential issues. We can help to recommend when the tires may need to be aligned or rotated.

The Battery should be inspected regularly

When checking the battery, make sure the terminals are clean and tightened. Inspect the posts to ensure they are clear from any dirt and debris build up. This can lead to the battery not providing enough power to the rest of your vehicle. If the battery is older, chances are you will need to replace it. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the battery for you, as well as what condition it is in.

Make sure the Oil is changed

Another way to help maintain your vehicle is to have the oil changed when recommended. The oil is important because it helps the engine and other moving parts to operate at peak efficiency. Having the oil changed when recommended can help the engine to last as long as possible. This is because the new clean oil can help to lubricate it, rather than oil that has dirt and contaminants. Bring the vehicle in, and we can help to advise you on a schedule for the oil changes.