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Driving on Winter Roads

Driving on Winter Roads


With winter weather, you will notice that the conditions can change in an instant. By making sure that you are aware of what the weather might be, you can help be prepared on how to drive on the roads. Make sure to check the weather and road conditions before you drive. Doing so will help you to know to slow down, and be carefully when driving on winter roads. If the temperatures are right around freezing, you will want to be aware of the chance of freezing rain. This may look like it is not freezing, until it makes contact with the surface of the road.

Always make sure to check the windshield and windshield wipers of the vehicle. The windshield should be cleared off of any snow or ice. If you leave it partially covered, it will only get worse as you drive in poor weather. Clearing the windshield will also help you to have the best visibility possible. This allows you to see everyone around you as you drive. You will want to also clear off the rear window, along with all the side windows. Check the wipers should also be done at the same time. Make sure they are able to move and not frozen to the windshield. If they are frozen to the windshield and you operate them, the motor could burn out. Make sure if it is snowing, to turn the wipers on so they can clear the windshield.

Turn on the Lights

When you are operating the windshield wipers, make sure to turn on the lights for the vehicle. This will help others see you better if the road is less than ideal. Regularly check the headlights and taillights of the vehicle so you can be sure they are able to illuminate. Also take a few extra seconds to check the blinkers as well. If you notice an issue with the lights, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can so we can replace them.

How Winter Affects your Vehicle

  Winter care to your vehicle is important. The winter weather can cause damage to all parts of vehicles over time, especially when the temperatures dip well below zero. Everything is affected in the winter. Anything that is made by metal will shrink in cold temperatures. There are several ways the cold can affect and…Continue Reading

Driving in the Winter

Winter driving sometimes a challenge. When you drive, remember that speed limits are meant for dry roads, not roads covered in snow and ice. You should reduce your speed and increase your following distance as road conditions and visibility worsen. Avoid using cruise control in snowy or icy conditions, you want as much control of…Continue Reading

Regular Inspections for the Windshield Wipers

    Remember to inspect the vehicle on a regular basis. Also remember to check the windshield wipers on a regular basis. The rubber wears quickly causing the blade to not properly clear the windshield. Any sign of streaking, chattering, or smearing against the windshield can indicate that the wipers are wearing out. One cause…Continue Reading

Improving the Visibility when you Drive

  When you are driving, it is important to have the best visibility that you can. If there is a crack or divot in the windshield, it could impair your visibility when you are driving. Make sure to bring the vehicle in so the windshield can be inspected and repaired or replaced. This can help…Continue Reading

Issues with the Transmission

The transmission is a complex mechanical system that controls the application of power from the engine to the driveshaft. It experiences more wear and tear over time than most other parts of your vehicle due to the heat and friction produced by their many moving and interacting components. You may start to notice that the…Continue Reading

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