With the winter season here and weather changing, it’s vital for you to know the different ways you can protect yourself. One of the key things you should ensure you’re doing is performing proper maintenance on your vehicle. Below, we provide some tips that you can utilize to keep your vehicle safe, in turn keeping you safe on the road.
Check Your Tire Tread and Pressure
The tread on your tire should be sufficient enough to ensure traction with the road. When tread is low, dangerous weather becomes even more of a hazard. To determine if your tire tread is adequate, turn a penny upside down with Lincoln’s head facing you and place it into the tread. If your tread is adequate, the top of Lincoln’s head will be hidden. If the entire head shows, it may be time to change your tires.
Tire pressure changes with temperature. If your tire pressure is too low or too high, it can cause a flat tire or a potential blowout. Be sure you’re checking the pressure in your tires before you drive to ensure you won’t encounter any problems.
Change Your Brakes If Needed
If your brakes are worn, you will have a hard time stopping at the most critical times. However, as the weather worsens, stopping becomes much more difficult. Change your brakes if you believe they are worn, and if you hear screeching noises when you brake.
Ensure Your Windshield Wipers are Good
Your windshield wipers become very important when rain starts to fall. Without proper windshield wipers, you run the risk of losing visibility due to streaking or water or snow on your windshield. If your wipers are worn, you want to replace them as soon as possible. Without good windshield wipers, you can potentially cause a serious crash when you can’t see out of your windshield.
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