1. Service your car
Have you thought about what the road salt could do to your car if piled up? Without you realizing, your car has undergone so much these past few months with all the holiday travels. Servicing is essential before all the dirts and salt piling up. Make sure your service center performs a good check on the car's battery, breaks and all the fluids are topped up.
2. Check all the lights
Make sure the headlights, tailights and foglights are well maintained during this season. Visibility is affected as the days get shorter, most especially in the heavy downpour, it could be dangerous if other vehicles can't see you.
3. Check tire pressure
Maintaining tires could be as simple as checking the PSI. Be certain that the tires (even the spare tires) are properly inflated and that they still have good treads (more than 2mm). Worn-out tires could result in compromised grip and stability, it could increase chance of skidding on slippery surfaces.
4. Stay focused for yourself and for everyone else
Feeling uneasy about driving? You're not alone. According to an ICBC survey, almost four in 10 of respondents feel less confident driving during the winter. In addition, seven in 10 feel less safe and frustrated by the actions of other drivers. Staying off the road can sometimes be a less stressful and safer option. Instead of driving, you may want to consider taking public transit if available, carpooling with a friend who's a confident driver, taking a taxi or working from home.
Here at National Tire Wholesale, we are a group of experienced mechanics and believe it of not, we know a lot about car and tires! Come see us and get some feedback about your car performance, we'd love for you to be safe whether for your drive to work or for your next long drive!
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