Is Your Vehicle Safe in Rainy and Windy Weather?

Is Your Vehicle Safe in Rainy and Windy Weather?

| By: James Guzman, Christian Brothers Automotive

In the last 30 days alone, we have seen bright and warm days in the 80s, cool weather in the 40s, several days of thunderstorms, and days in the 70s with 20-30mph winds! Here at Christian Brothers Automotive in Hutto, we know this can take a toll on your vehicle, and our number one goal is keeping you safe on the road! Fluctuating or extreme weather can affect the many components of your vehicle very differently, and it is important to perform preventative maintenance before your vehicle has any major problems.

Our team of ASE certified technicians and highly trained office staff will make sure all components of your vehicle are ready for rainy and windy weather during this unpredictable season.

Important Aspects of the Courtesy Inspection During Rainy And Windy Weather

  1. Check Your Windshield Wipers.
    Your windshield wipers are an inexpensive component of your vehicle, but they play a key role in your safety during rainy or dangerous conditions. If you notice your wiper blades streaking, making a screeching sound, not clearing away water, or falling apart, come by Christian Brothers Automotive so we can replace them if necessary.
  2. Check Your Tire Tread.
    Your tires play a vital role in windy weather because they allow you to grip the road properly when making adjustments and corrections in high winds. Tires that are starting to show significant wear and tear are dangerous because they can’t provide you with the grip and traction you need and could result in even greater movements from wind gusts. If you add rain to the equation, hydroplaning becomes a realistic issue, causing you to lose control of your vehicle. Checking your tires is not only important for your safety, but tires with normal tread help keep your vehicle in contact with the ground during windy and rainy conditions, preventing potential accidents with other vehicles.
  3. Check your Lights.
    During wet or harsh weather, visibility is extremely important. You want other drivers to be able to see you. Checking and replacing your headlights, tail lights, blinkers and running lights is inexpensive.
  4. Check your Tire Pressure.
    Changes in temperature, like the kind we’ve been experiencing in Central Texas recently, can create fluctuations in air pressure. Improperly inflated tires can affect the life of your brakes, your ride quality and fuel economy. We will gladly check and fill your tires free of charge for your safety and the overall reliability of your vehicle.

We’re Here For You

Our technicians will gladly perform our free courtesy inspection on your vehicle! We are committed to keeping you, your family and your vehicle safe. Again, it’s important to at least check the quality of all your vehicle components before they could cause you bigger problems. Whether you feel like your vehicle is bearing the ever-changing weather well or not, we invite you to stop by our full-service auto repair shop on Highway 79 in Hutto. Just look for the big orange hippo!

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