Winter frequently gives Georgia drivers the most difficult road conditions to deal with during the year. It’s impossible to know exactly when the ice and sleet will decide to settle in, but it never hurts to be prepared!
Our expert technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Eagle’s Landing in Stockbridge, Georgia, are here to help get your car ready for the winter so you can travel safely this holiday season.
Keep your tires in good condition
Worn-down tires don’t have enough tread to keep traction on wet or icy roads. In fact, driving with worn out tires is dangerous even during normal road conditions. When the temperature starts to sink you also have to be aware of your tire pressure. When the air gets colder, the air in your tires will compress, meaning you’ll need to fill your tires up to keep them correctly inflated.
When your tire pressure is low, a warning light on your dashboard will warn you. Both tread and tire pressure are key to keeping traction on the road this winter.
Check your car battery
Throughout the winter months, your car’s engine works harder because of the cold. This, in turn, places more pressure on the battery, which is why many drivers find themselves needing to jump their car in parking lots while out holiday shopping. There are few things as annoying as being stranded because of a dead battery. It’s always a good idea to check your battery’s strength before the extreme temperatures hit.
Use the right amount of antifreeze
Antifreeze, also called coolant, is stored in the radiator and prevents your engine from overheating or freezing. Make sure you maintain your antifreeze at 50:50 ratio mix with water. Having too little or too much can be bad news for you engine. Be sure to consult with one of our local Stockbridge automotive technicians to ensure your antifreeze mixture is the right ratio and ready to go for winter.
Get your vehicle checked and stay safe this winter with help from Christian Brothers Automotive Eagle’s Landing. The ASE-certified technicians at our Stockbridge auto repair center can help you with any questions you might have. In addition, we guarantee most of our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. Call Christian Brothers Automotive Eagle’s Landing in Stockbridge, Georgia to prepare your car for winter and you’ll see the nice difference!