Some of the busiest travel days of the entire year are right around the corner, and so are treacherous winter road conditions. Is your car ready for a winter road trip? Before you drive off to visit family or friends, check out these tips from U Wrench It in Norcross, GA.
- Tires. Confirm that your tread is good, remembering that ice and snow call for better tread than dry roads. Don’t forget to check your tire pressure. Changing temperatures can cause air to expand or contract, so keep an eye on this, especially now when the daytime and nighttime temperatures are so different. If you’re traveling somewhere that gets a lot of snow and ice, make sure you have the right tires.
- The Basics. Fluid levels are especially important in the winter, as are windshield wipers and lights. While you’re at it, why not pick up new-to-you floor mats at U Wrench It to protect your floor from ice, salt, and other assorted winter road gunk?
- Winter Specifics. You probably haven’t used these in quite a while, so look at your defrosters! Also consider stocking your car with some cold-weather emergency supplies, like thermal blankets, flashlights, and flares. Re-up your roadside assistance coverage and make sure you know how to contact them in the event of an emergency.
With a little extra prep work now, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and expensive repairs later. Plus, when you do your own car maintenance using parts from U Wrench It, you’ll save money on the front end as well!