Winter is here and that means rain (Yay!) and cold temperatures. When the temperatures drop, here are a few things that car owners should be aware of for safety’s sake.
Tire pressure may drop on cold days and your tire pressure sensors may say you have a flat. Chances are high that the air inside your tire is compressed, so stop by any gas station and make sure you refill to the proper amount of air in your tires.
Speaking of tires, how is your tread? If your tires are worn or balding, avoid dangerous hydroplaning and bring your vehicle in for a new set of tires.
Make sure all your lights are working. In wintertime, most of us spend more time driving to and from work in the dark. Be sure your license plate light, tail lights, head lights, interior lights, and other safety lights are operating properly.
Be sure your antifreeze levels are where they should be. Antifreeze prevents pipes from bursting due to expansion when water freezes. Having plenty of antifreeze is a simple and affordable way to protect your automotive engine.
Carry a bright flashlight inside your vehicle. If you get a flat tire at night, you’ll need a bright light to help you see what you’re doing. A lot of people resort to the flashlight apps on their smartphones, but all too often the battery quickly gets drained, and the light is not bright enough. Besides, carrying a bright flashlight will serve you well on multiple occasions.
At Robert’s Collision & Repair, we love to help you any way we can with your vehicle. For high-quality auto body repair, mechanical repair, oil changes, auto paint, auto detailing, and tire service, come see us at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey, CA. For your convenience, schedule an appointment by calling 831-373-1534.
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