Whether you take your car to a local mechanic or do it yourself, an overall inspection of your vehicle now will go a long way to ensuring reliability and safety when severe weather hits.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
AutoMedia.com is supporting Fall Car Care Month with free online advice and maintenance checklists for vehicle owners everywhere. Prepared with a multitude of how-to maintenance articles, drivers ready to take charge of fall car care can avoid many of the harsh realities of winter driving.
Fall Car Care Month is a nationwide public awareness campaign presented by the Car Care Council each year in an effort to educate drivers on the benefits of routine car maintenance and remind car owners everywhere that now is the time to prepare their vehicles for the upcoming winter weather.
Everyone knows that severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous, especially when driving. “Developing regular car care habits can help alleviate costly repairs down the road,” says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Whether you take your car to a local mechanic or do it yourself, an overall inspection of your vehicle now will go a long way to ensuring reliability and safety when severe weather hits.”
AutoMedia’s team of professional drivers also advocates fall car care prep to help survive winter driving, with these five crucial driving tips during rain and snow seasons:
1. Traction varies, so drivers must know where to go slow and where it’s feasible to go fast. Read the road and the surroundings.
2. Tread matters, and tire pressure drops one psi for every 1-degree drop in air temperature.
3. See and be seen, which means fresh wiper blades, properly aimed headlights, and clear windows are critical.
4. Understand the vehicle’s safety features and don’t believe they’ll prevent a crash when the driver drives too fast for conditions.
5. Be prepared to get stuck or have a crash. Drivers should have both a personal emergency kit and one for the vehicle.
“We pride ourselves as being a great resource to consumers who are looking for free advice on car care, especially as the seasons change,” notes Marshall Flemion, president of autoMedia.com. “The benefit of getting educated and keeping your vehicle in proper condition provides motorists extra peace of mind while on the road.”
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