Posted On: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Winter is right around the corner and temperatures have already started dropping, which is why you should ensure that your vehicle is ready for this change too. Knowing how to properly care for your vehicle will make a major difference not only in your driving experience but will also keep you as safe as possible on the icy roads.
1. Check the Tire Pressure and Put on Your Snow Wheels
Vehicle tires are key to both braking and steering especially during winter, which is why you need to ensure that they are in good condition. Check your tires for tread depth and pressure. It is advisable to have a minimum depth of 3mm during winter for better grip. You should also consider putting on your snow wheels since they provide better grip on the icy roads. If your tires aren’t being rotated regularly, they can wear unevenly – prematurely causing you to have to replace them. When you come in for a regular service at Absolute Car Care, don’t forget to request a tire check and rotation. Moving the front tires to the rear and alternating sides of the vehicle will help your tires wear evenly as a set.
2. Always Stay Fueled Up! Avoid Draining Your Gas Until You Are Near Empty
It is always a good idea to keep your gas tank full during the winter for several reasons, like the fact that a full tank can prevent water from freezing inside the fuel tank and it can help you keep warm by allowing you to keep the engine running in case your vehicle gets stuck in the snow.
3. Get Your Battery Checked
It is generally much harder for a battery to function in cold weather than it is to perform in warm weather. It means that a battery that’s simply weak during the summer may turn into a dead one in the winter. Get your battery checked before winter kicks in to ensure that it is in proper working condition. If it isn’t, buy a new one as quickly as possible so that you never have to worry about being stuck with a vehicle that won’t start. The experts at Absolute Car Care can help. Call now for an appointment (508) 820-9323.
4. Be Bright and Check Your Lights (Head and Tail Lights)
One of the greatest hazards associated with winter driving is less daylight since the sun sets earlier in the day. So, make sure that all your lights i.e. both head and tail lights are in excellent condition, providing the brightest illumination possible. If your lights are yellow or foggy, consider replacing them or investing in a restoration kit.
Winter can be truly a nerve-wracking time for any person that owns a vehicle due to the treacherous driving conditions. Here at Absolute Car Care of Framingham, MA we offer a wide variety of car repair services for both foreign and domestic models. We consider ourselves the “Check Engine Light Specialists” and will diagnose and repair any problem you may have with your vehicle.