- February 12, 2019
- By Derek Anderson
- In Belts, Brakes, Diagnostics, Engine, Filters, Heating, Oils, Steering, Suspension, Tires, Transmission
Winter driving conditions can be quite dangerous, which means if you need to be outside, you should prepare yourself and your vehicle wisely. Remember that in winter weather, stopping is often the hard part, and it’s the tires that do the stopping. So take proper care of them. They are a critical part of the three-member team – your car, your tires, and you – that can get you through the winter safely if you follow the rules.
Your car’s brakes are one of your most important safety features. So it makes sense to be sure that they are maintained properly. Since brakes wear out as part of normal operation, it’s obvious that the worn parts should be identified and replaced as soon as possible. But how can you tell if the parts are worn enough to need replacing? Your local service technician has the knowledge and the tools to tell you what’s needed, but only after the car has been inspected. So how do you know when to bring your car in for service?
Halloween is the time of year for squeals, squeaks, screeches and things that go bump in the night, but when these eerie and haunted sounds come from your car, it’s time for maintenance. Noise is to the vehicle what pain is to the body: a warning. According to the Car Care Council, the following strange and scary noises are clues that trouble is brewing within your car and that it should be checked out by an automotive repair technician