The winter season is now upon us! Everyone is out and about getting through their shopping or visiting close family and friends, meaning the roads are more crowded than usual. Combine that with the usual winter road conditions and driving safely suddenly becomes a lot harder. Safe travel, however, is best begun with a safe vehicle and the technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, TX have a simple guide for maintaining your car for winter travel.
Tires help your car stay firmly in contact with the road. Ensuring that your tires still have enough tread and are inflated to the correct tire pressure will help your car maintain sufficient traction, as well as handling and stopping power. As the temperatures dip, air condenses and your tire pressure drops. Many cars have a tire pressure warning light that will alert you when you need to put in more air.
Replace Worn Brakes
Properly functioning brakes are crucial to safe driving. The responsiveness of your brakes is even more important in poor weather conditions. If your car is taking too long to stop or you need to put extra pressure on the pedal, it’s time to have your brakes inspected!
Test Your Car Battery
You may have a faulty battery if you are having trouble starting your car. Batteries tend to be finicky in cold weather because their capacity to hold a charge is diminished. The quickest route to get your car started is to get a jump from a friendly neighbor. However, there isn’t always someone around to do this. To save yourself the trouble of having repeated problems the entire winter, you should get your battery inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
Automotive Maintenance in Granbury, TX
At Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury, we want all of our customers to have safe and merry travels! We can help you by offering everyone that comes to our Texas auto repair shop a courtesy inspection. In addition, most of our services are backed by the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. If you’re looking for quality auto care and great customer service, you’ve come to the right place. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, Texas today to schedule your next automotive maintenance. See the nice difference!