Driving in the winter can be more difficult than driving in the summer. This is because you will have to drive on ice and snow throughout the winter months. It is important to remember to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. We can inspect the parts and components on your vehicle. We can inspect the brake system, as this is important because it allows your vehicle to slow down and stop when necessary. We can also check the fluid levels in your vehicle to ensure they are at the proper amounts each reservoir needs. Along with checking the fluids, the tires can also be inspected. The air pressure can be looked at to ensure they are at the correct amount. If you find yourself having to put more air in the tire, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. Having the tire repaired or replaced can help improve the safety and reliability of it.
The windshield wipers are also needed, especially during rainy or snowy driving conditions. Without the windshield wipers working properly, your visibility may be reduced. If you notice that they have tears or rips on the blades, make sure to bring the vehicle in so the wipers can be replaced. Also make sure to inspect the windshield for any chips or cracks it may have. If you notice any, be sure to get the windshield fixed as soon as you can before it becomes more serious. If there is any damage, it can impair your visibility when you drive.
As you drive, make sure to leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you. There should be at least three seconds between you and that vehicle. In bad weather, the space should be increase to at least six seconds. Also remember to not tailgate other vehicles or pass on the shoulders. Also make sure to obey stoplights or stop signs, even if no one else is around. When you are behind the wheel driving, you should make sure you are aware and focus on the road in front of you. Do not talk or text on your phone, apply makeup, eat, or play with the radio. Anything that distracts your from driving may increase your chance of an accident. If you have to do something like talk on the phone, make sure to pullover where it is safe to do so. By driving carefully and safely, you can help to have an enjoyable ride.