Useful Tips For Safe Winter Driving From the Folks at Auto Clinic of Franklin

We all know how challenging winter driving can be with slippery conditions, snow, ice and other winter related elements. Being aware of your surroundings when driving this winter and knowing what precautions to take will certainly help minimize any winter vehicle accidents. The folks here at Auto Clinic of Franklin are committed to providing superior services to all our valued clients and that includes these helpful winter driving tips. Our highly skilled and professional team wants to ensure that you are prepared for all types of winter driving conditions this season.

At Auto Clinic of Franklin we are truly all about our clients. We give focus to the safety and well-being of all our clients and have put together these useful tips to use during your winter driving. We want to ensure you acquaint yourself with what to do should you encounter icy, dangerous driving conditions.

When driving should you notice a vehicle in front of you that is swerving make certain you immediately slow down and keep as far a distance as possible between you and the swerving car ahead. If need be, select an alternate route to travel if it appears the conditions up ahead are extremely dangerous as noted by the vehicle in front of you.

Whenever driving on a highway when visibility issues are present, make it a point to leave at least twice as much distance between you and the vehicle traveling ahead of you. Never exceed posted speed limits when dangerous weather conditions are present regardless of how much of a rush you may be in. When driving visibility is impaired your overall safety becomes somewhat impaired as well, which is why we cannot emphasize enough the importance of staying alert and focused when driving.

Make Sure Your Vehicle is Prepped for Winter Driving Conditions

Driving in the winter can definitely be challenging, which is why it is so important to make certain your vehicle is in tip top shape for the season. To begin with, your tires will lose air pressure in cold temperatures, so make it a point to check the air levels and ensure that they are properly filled. Also take time out to check your wiper blades. You don’t want your blades to create streaks or not have the ability to clear the windshield completely. If your wipers are not in tip top shape, then do not hesitate to replace them. You definitely don’t want to get caught driving in dangerous winter conditions without properly functioning and effective windshield wipers. Being caught in a storm without adequate wipers can result in extremely poor visibility and ultimately may be the cause of an unnecessary winter accident.

Next, take time to test your defroster to make certain it is working adequately. If you find your defroster is not working effectively be sure to bring your vehicle down to our facility here in Franklin and allow our mechanics to take care of your vehicle needs. A defroster is used consistently throughout the winter months, which is why it is imperative to ensure its proper functionality.

Last, but not least, we strongly recommend you check all your vehicle fluids. During your winter driving you will find it necessary to use a great deal of windshield washer fluid and antifreeze. It is important to check transmission and brake fluids as well. If these tasks are beyond your skills, please do not hesitate to bring your vehicle down to our automotive shop and let our certified team of mechanics take care of all your winter driving needs.

Winter has arrived. We here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to ensure that you are aware and your vehicle is prepared for safe winter driving. If you are in need of any of the above services, or any type of vehicle repairs or maintenance, we are the team for you. Contact us to schedule your automotive appointment and ensure the safety and well-being of all your loved ones this winter. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!!

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