With all of the rain we're having it's important to make sure you have enough tread on your tires and that your tires are in good condition. Worn tires will hydro-plane more easily which will reduce or eliminate traction and control. Also, as tires age their rubber hardens. This makes them less pliable and less "grippy". The combination of old rubber and reduced tread depth can be dangerous in foul weather and results in longer stopping distances and less cornering traction.
Car Tips for the Winter
The most important thing between you and the road is your tires. At this time of year, it is important to check your tires’ air pressure. Colder weather means that the air pressure in your tires will be reduced which leads to decreased gas mileage, increased tire wear and reduced driving control.
If you’re unsure what to do, or simply don’t want to be bothered, bring it in. We’ll check it for you at no charge.
Your car's battery is working harder now that the mercury has dipped. Cold weather means less energy in your battery and that can lead to problems for older, tired batteries. Feel free to come by for a free Battery Health check to make sure you're battery won't leave you stranded.