Driving in the winter is different than driving in the summer. This time of the year you have to drive on slick, snow, and ice covered roads. Make sure to bring your vehicle in for regularly schedule maintenance. We can inspect the parts and components of the vehicle to ensure it is working properly when you will need to drive it. If there are any issues you notice between regular inspections, make sure to contact us. We can get your vehicle in and have it repaired so you can get back on the road again.
Make sure to inspect all the fluid levels in your vehicle. This should include the oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and even the windshield washer fluid. If the reservoir is low with fluid, make sure to replace it to the line indicated on it. This will help ensure that the vehicle can operate efficiently and at top performance levels. If you notice that you need to refill the reservoir often, it can be an indication that there is a leak somewhere. If you ignore an oil leak, it can end up costing you more in the long run. This is because you will have to buy more oil than you typically would. Having low levels of oil can increase the chance of damage being done to the engine. If the oil runs out, it can cause the engine to seize and fail.
Also take a few minutes and check the tires on your vehicle. When you look at the tires, the first thing to inspect is the air pressure. If you are not sure of the correct air pressure, you can look it up in the vehicle owner’s manual, or call us with any questions. If the tires are under inflated, they can have a higher chance of blowing out as you drive. It can also increase the chance of poor fuel mileage as well. This is because the vehicle will need to use more power and fuel in order to make up for the poor rotation. When the tires are over inflated, they can be more prone to pick up sharp objects on the surface of the road. Poorly inflated tires will also allow the tread to wear unevenly because the tires are not making proper contact with the surface of the road. If you notice any issues or damage to the tires, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect the tires for you.