Happy New Year from Mr. Muffler! A winter emergency kit can really prepare you for the coming year. We have many things planned for 2021 and we are honored to be able to share another year with you. As the year begins, we would like to remind you to be safe on the road. With temperatures in the Detroit area dropping below zero, you should have a plan in place for an emergency on the road.
Stay in your vehicle! If you are in an unfamiliar area, you may become lost or put yourself in danger by wandering off.
Tell A Buddy! Always let someone know where you are going and how you will get there. Make sure your cell phone has plenty of charge or keep a charger in your vehicle at all times.
Keep Gas In Your Car!
Keeping at least half a tank of gas will keep it from freezing up. Of course, keeping it closer to full is more ideal.
It is advised that you keep over a half tank of gas in your car. The beginning of the year is a wonderful time to get your car service. Schedule your first start now!
Don’t forget our January specials! Visit Mr. Muffler today for great deals on winterizing your car and even new sets of tires to help with slippery roads! Finally, call us at 734.721.2800 to drop by the corner of Cherry Hill and Wayne Road in Westland anytime!
Did you know that fall is the perfect time to get your car ready for winter? As the temperature in Michigan changes and you begin to prepare yourself for the frigid temps coming our way, it is important to ensure that you don’t forget to prepare your car as well. Here are the top five things to pay attention to when servicing your car during the fall:
When temperatures drop, roads become slippery and snowy. Checking that your tires are in good condition for winter is very important. Having proper threading on your tires is important not just for your car, but for your safety as well. Tires that are worn out tend to be called “bald” It is very important to have bald tires replaced prior to the winter. You might even look into buy tires that are made specifically for winter driving in Michigan.
Regardless of the weather, brakes are the most critical part of vehicle safety. Be sure to have your brake pads, as well as drums or rotors, checked. Be sure to contact our car maintenance professionals for information on brake services in Westland.
As winter arrives, cold weather is rough on your car battery. Checking the battery connections and
ensuring that there is no corrosion around the battery connections is important in allowing your battery to function properly. It is recommended to replace your battery after 3 years, going no more than 5 years without replacing your battery.
Who doesn’t want to stay warm during their daily commutes to and from work or school? Of course, having proper working heat is important to you, but it is also important for your car. Allowing your car to properly warm up and defrost helps fluids run smoothly through your vehicle’s engine and transmission. Remember, driving with a “birds-eye view” is extremely dangerous, be sure to let your windows properly defrost before hitting the road. Contact us now to have your heating/cooling checked.
If your windshield wiper blades are not doing very well clearing your windshield, unfortunately when ice and snow arrive, it is only going to get worse. The winter puts a lot of work on wiper blades because more often than not you aren’t just clearing water from your window, small ice formations are also being cleared, causing more wear and tear.
Of course, there are other important things to have checked before the cold air comes, such as getting an oil change, tune-up, or other winter car maintenance, but we wanted to share the top five fall maintenance tips to protect your safety during the winter.
Be sure to ask our auto professionals about winterizing your car.