Tips For Winter Driving

tips for winter driving

Regardless of where you live, tips for winter driving are helpful. The winter months can be harsh on a car. The cold and icy conditions can affect a lot of things about your car. However, driving conditions is the worst part. After all, getting into a car accident will affect your car. In 2019, there were about 182,00 reported accidents that were caused by wintery conditions.  Even if people have experience, some reminders about driving safely during the winter do not hurt.

When it Doubt, Stay Home

The first rule of winter driving. If you have any doubts about the road conditions, stay home. You should not leave a home in bad weather conditions unless it is necessary. However, this first rule is hard to keep. So, let’s cover other important tips for winter driving.

Keep Your Gas Up

Keeping your gas tank at full can be one of the most important things you can do. Not only will it keep you safe while driving, but it was also keeping your car from being damaged. During the wintertime, condensation can cause your fuel lines to freeze. When this happens, gasoline can no longer reach your engine. This can cause stalling or prevent it from starting. While many vehicles have fuel injection systems, your lines can still freeze if you are not careful. This can affect your safety as well, especially if conditions cause you to become stuck.

Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit in your car can help you in a tight situation. That is why having and preparing a winter emergency kit for your car is important. To be safe on the road, you need to prepare for anything. When putting together a winter emergency kit, there are a few items that you should have inside. This includes:

  • Gloves, Hats, Blankets, Etc.
  • Shovel
  • Water
  • Snacks (Non-Perishable)
  • Flares and Reflections
  • Battery Chargers
  • Flashlights and Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Booster Cables
  • Abrasive Materials (Salt, Sand, Litter, Etc.)

Many things can happen on the road, so being prepared is essential.

Winter Tune-Up

One of the best ways to keep you safe on the road is to make sure that your car is in good shape. While you can take extra precautions, the only way to drive safely is to maintain your car. During the winter, wear and tear are common. That is why you should consider having a winter tune-up, to ensure that you can drive safely.

Get your winter tune-up at Mr. Muffler‘s today!

Cold Winter! Is Your Vehicle in Need of a Winter Tune-Up?

There is a good amount of work that goes into preparing for the winter. Whether if it’s cleaning up your yard before the snow hits or even changing your furnace filter, there are steps one should take to be ready for the colder months that lie ahead.

A Cold Winter Calls for a Car Tune-Up

One of the most helpful and simplest things a person can do for their vehicle is to take it in for a tune-up before the winter season arrives. Prolonging a tune-up, knowing that your car already has existing problems, will only make the conditions more harsh for the winter. It is essential that your vehicle gets checked out before something goes wrong.

With these helpful tips, we’ll make sure that your car is in tip-top shape.

Winter Car Tune-Up and Maintenance Tips

Electronic Starting

Who doesn’t want their car to start in this Michigan winter? Make sure you have your ignition system, engine choke and idle finely tuned. Just part of a full tune-up at Mr. Muffler.

Winter Tires

Investing in good snow tires would have to be on the top of the “winter car maintenance” list. This will help with stability and safety on the icy roads. Checking to make sure your vehicle is properly aligned is crucial as well.Winter tires & tune-up

Check Your Battery

Winter temperatures can put a lot of strain on your vehicle if it’s been sitting for long periods of time. Making sure that your car battery is free of any wear or corrosion and that it still has a strong charge is very important as the winter months continue.

Oil Change

Starting your vehicle in harsh temperatures can be hard on your engine, especially if it has old oil in it. By simply getting an oil change, you’ll save yourself the heartache of spending more money than needed.

Winter Tune-Up at Mr. Muffler

Although winter is here, it’s not too late to get your car system in check. Having an emergency kit on deck, changing your windshield washer fluid and blades, and getting your heater filters changed are all things that should be included on your winter checklist. Contact Mr. Muffler today for a winter tune-up and car maintenance on your vehicle and be sure to check out our winter specials.