The most common bad weather, heavy fog, hurricanes, heavy rain, snow, or even sand storms, is never fun to drive in. Here at Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown OH, we know that driving in bad weather is bound to happen, and we want you to be safe no matter what. That is why we provide some helpful tips on being prepared for driving in bad weather. These tips are also beneficial for when the unfortunate strikes while in some bad weather.
Get Your Tires Serviced
A properly maintained set of tires, proper inflation, balance, and tread depth, will allow for better handling and driveability when driving in bad weather, especially heavy rain. When tries have a deep tread on them, the water is allowed to flow through the tire and decreases the chance of hydroplaning. If the tread is getting low, or the tire has no tread and is “bald,” we at Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown OH, recommend that you get your tires replaced. New tires help with handling, fuel efficiency, and the ability to drive better in inclement weather.
Keep Your Vehicle Maintained
Whether heavy fog, heavy rain, snow, or even a sand storm, driving in bad weather can significantly affect your visibility. When your visibility has decreased, the most common reaction is to use your brakes to avoid something. You can rest easy knowing you will come to an effective and efficient stop at that moment because you have recently had a brake service from the experts at Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown OH. If you have not had a brake service from us, no need to worry, bring your car in and we will inspect your brakes for you and ensure they are ready for any type of bad weather.
Pack An Emergency Kit
At Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown OH, we strive to keep our customers happy and safe while on the road. We do this by providing them with the best automotive repairs and services in town and helpful tips and tricks for staying safe. One of those helpful tips is ensuring you pack an emergency kit and keep it in your vehicle at all times. These kits are helpful for when the weather suddenly gets worse. Some everyday items we recommend you keep in an emergency kit are bottled water, some small snacks, a flashlight, some batteries, and a flare or two if you need to signal for someone. We know that might seem intense, but you never know what could happen, and it is always best to be prepared.
If you have any questions or require some preparation services for your vehicle, give us a call today and set your next appointment.