Striving for car safety is everyone’s responsibility and during the “mud-season” transition to spring, it is essential that your car and its key components are operating in tip-top condition. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” so here are a few key components to check and be ready for Spring’s arrival.
As snow melts and rain falls, ensuring that your tires have the right PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) is key to maintaining proper traction with the road. Checking your tire treads for uneven wear and cracks in the sidewall can help eliminate blowouts. Wet and slick roads also call for a healthy braking system, especially if a deer jumps out in front of you. Having your brake fluid checked along with surveying the wear on your brake pads and rotors can ensure proper functionality when your ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is called upon.
Let’s not forget those windshield wipers. When was the last time you replaced those? Many specialty automobiles require unique sizes that cannot be found in the aftermarket arena. Be sure to install the proper size so you can see clearly through all hazardous bouts of precipitation. Also making sure your fluid is topped off can help you to keep a sparkly perspective.
“Lights, camera, action!” Are all the lights including your blinkers and emergency flashers working properly and illuminated? Ensuring that others can see you and warn them of your next move will greatly reduce the chances of an accident. When there is incumbent weather being seen can be the difference. When operating in hazardous conditions be aware of your environs and proceed with caution.
Being “Car Care Aware” by knowing your car and the care it needs will keep you safe on the road. Thinking ahead for potential hazards related to the driving conditions and environment will aid in keeping you safe. Good habits of car care and driving can go a long way in protecting you, your family and your fellow motorist.
To preserve the safety of your vehicle, keep up on preventative maintenance and monitor your cars key components. The technicians at Pro Auto Care are ready and willing to go over your car and identify anything that is ready for repair or replacement, as well as develop a timeline for parts that are functioning properly now. Together, we will make sure your vehicle continues to perform at its optimal safety level. Schedule an appointment, or stop by one of our locations today.