The Simple Guide to Safe Winter Travel

The Simple Guide to Safe Winter Travel

CBAC Georgetown Battery TestWith the winter travel season in full swing, there are more people bustling about shopping or visiting close family and friends. Add in the usual winter road conditions to the crowds and driving safely is far more difficult. Safe driving begins with a safe vehicle and the technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive in Georgetown, Texas have a simple guide to help you keep your vehicle in safe driving shape this holiday season.

Maintain Tires

To stay safe this winter, you need to make sure your tires are firmly in contact with the road. This means making sure you have sufficient tire tread and that your tires are properly inflated to the correct pressure. If you don’t, you will have lots of trouble maintaining traction, as well as difficulties with handling and braking. As the weather gets colder, air condenses and your tire pressure goes down. When this happens, many vehicles will alert you with a tire pressure warning light.

Replace Worn Brakes

There’s nothing quite as important to safe driving as good brakes. It’s absolutely essential your brakes respond promptly when driving in poor weather conditions. If your car’s stopping distance is getting longer or you have to push down on the pedal harder and longer, you need to have your brakes checked immediately!

Test Your Car Battery

If your car is having difficulty starting during the winter, your battery could be faulty. Batteries have to work harder in cold weather because their capacity to hold a charge is lowered. A quick way to start the car if you run into battery problems is having a friendly neighbor jumpstart it. However, you don’t want to experience this the entire winter. Get your battery inspected or replaced if necessary.

Automotive Maintenance in Georgetown, Texas

At Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown, we wish all of our customers a safe and merry winter travel! That’s why we are offering everyone that comes to our Texas auto repair shop a courtesy inspection. A majority of our services are guaranteed by the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. If you’re looking for a perfect combination of quality auto care and great customer service, you’ve come to the right place. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Georgetown, TX today to schedule your next automotive maintenance. See the nice difference!