Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Well, winter is right around the corner now. We all know that winter weather, including slippery conditions, snow, wind and ice, can create a great many challenges for drivers and safe winter driving. The team of highly skilled and dedicated automotive specialists here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to take this time to provide our many valued clients with some important precautions that should be taken when driving in winter temperatures and conditions.

At Auto Clinic of Franklin our clients are our number one priority as is their safety. Our team of experts is committed to providing all our clients with the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of the state. We take tremendous pride in our customer service and in our customer satisfaction rating. We always put the well-being and overall safety of our clients first which is why we want to be sure you know how to prepare for winter driving conditions.

Necessary Precautions You Should Always Take

There are a number of helpful tips for driving safely in cold winter conditions. For starters, be sure when driving if you take note of a vehicle ahead of you that is slipping, sliding and swerving, that you slow your vehicle and increase the distance between you and the challenged vehicle ahead. Be sure to turn your attention to the dangerous, slippery conditions that the vehicle ahead of you encountered and drive with caution.

Winter driving often involves visibility issues as a result of falling snow and even rain and ice. With this thought in mind, we highly recommend you keep a distance of at least two vehicles between yourself and the vehicle ahead when driving with visibility issues. Adhere to the speed limit, and in many cases, drive slower than the posted speed limit. Always remember that when your visibility is impacted your overall safety is impacted as well. So, stay alert and attentive, stay focused and react and respond quickly as needed.

Be Sure Your Vehicle is Ready To Tackle the Winter Months Ahead

Winter driving can be a bit of a challenge which is why you want to ensure that your vehicle is prepped and ready to handle whatever Mother Nature sends your way. We all know that the cold weather can cause low air pressure in a vehicle’s tires so be sure to check your tire pressure frequently throughout the winter months. We also want to advise you to check the integrity of your wiper blades. If they are creating streaks or unable to clear portions of your windshield, then surely it is time to invest in new windshield wiper blades. You certainly do not want to get caught in a sudden winter storm without wiper blades that are properly functioning and able to keep your windshield clear at all times.

We also suggest that you check the defroster in your vehicle to ensure it is operating properly. If not, be sure to bring it on down to our trusted facility and our team will make any necessary repairs in no time at all. A properly functioning defroster ensures that your visibility is clear and contributes to the overall safety of you and your passengers.

Lastly, our team of specialists wants to remind you to always top off all your fluids. From windshield washer fluid and antifreeze to brake fluid and transmission fluid be sure to check them all. If, however, you are not comfortable to check fluid levels or perform any other tasks, be sure to head on over to Auto Clinic of Franklin and let our highly experienced team take care of all your winter driving needs.

To Sum It Up

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team is steadfast in meeting the individual needs of all our valued clients. We take tremendous pride in our top-of-the-line automotive parts and services and in our high customer service performance. The winter months are right around the corner so take time out now to ensure that your vehicle is ready to handle the many challenges of winter driving. Our team stands ready to help you and your family stay safe this winter and we sent along wishes from our family to yours for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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