Embrace the Change of Seasons: Winterize Your RVNovember 6, 2023
The Importance of Winter Automotive Maintenance
Winter is a season that tests the mettle of both drivers and their vehicles. As a trusted NAPA AutoCare Center, Cox Tire, Auto and RV Service Center understands the challenges you face on the road when temperatures drop. Today, we’re discussing three essential winter maintenance tips: the necessity for winter tires, the vitality of a healthy car battery, and the importance of reliable brakes.
Winter Tires: If you live in areas like the east mountain or Santa Fe, where winters are particularly snowy, investing in winter tires is a wise decision. Unlike all-season tires, winter tires are specifically designed to provide superior traction and control on icy, snowy roads. They remain flexible in cold temperatures, allowing for better grip and handling. If you notice your vehicle struggling on slippery roads, it might be time to consider rotating winter tires into your driving mix.
Car Batteries: Cold weather can be tough on car batteries, especially older ones. Low temperatures can slow down the chemical reactions within the battery, making it harder for it to deliver sufficient power. If your vehicle struggles to start on cold mornings, or if your battery is more than three years old, it might be time for a replacement.
Brakes: A vehicle’s braking system is its most critical safety feature, especially on icy winter roads. Regular brake inspections can ensure that you maintain control of your vehicle during winter driving conditions. If you notice any unusual noises or a decrease in braking performance, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle in for a check.
At Cox Tire, Auto and RV Service Center, we’re committed to keeping you safe on the road this winter. Contact us today for a comprehensive winter maintenance check!