Now that Halloween is behind us, many of us are focusing on the holiday season with its winter road trips. The auto care specialists at one of Madison Auto Care's seven service centers can help you with that.
Halloween is over and November has rolled in with cold weather and the beginning of the holiday season. Ahead lie parties, dinners, baking, family gatherings and road trips to visit friends and family or simply to get out of town for awhile. Winter road trips have special perils with roads that can turn snowy and icy, sometimes with little warning.
“Snow. Ice. Wind. And sometimes the perfect storm: all three at once. A winter road trip alone can definitely come with a few hazards,” solotravelerworld.com says.
Because of that, a winter road trip requires careful planning and special attention to the condition of your car. You want to make sure it’s in the best shape possible so you don’t end up sitting next to a snow bank at the side of the road waiting for a tow truck to come help you.
The best way to make sure your car is in good shape is to take it to a Madison auto care technician for a once over and tune up before you leave town.
Solotravelerworld.com says, that, when you get your car to the service center, “You’ll need to tell your mechanic that you’re going on a winter road trip alone and to pay special attention” to your heater, defroster, brakes, lights, oil levels, antifreeze, and exhaust system.”
Your mechanic should also check the condition of the tires.
“Decide if all-season tires are good enough for your planned route or whether you need proper winter tires,” solotravelerworld.com says. “For some trips in the mountains tire chains may be recommended but pay attention to local recommendations on this. Chains are hard on roads and they are often prohibited.”
Don’t forget such items as your windshield wipers – solotravelerworld.com reminds that “worn out wipers will smear ice on your windshield rather than clean it off.”
The Madison auto care experts at Madison Auto Care's seven NAPA service centers can help you with that. All seven carry all brands, sizes and style of tire to suit any driver, driving need, or car - Clausen Auto, Handel Auto, Genin’s Auto, Capitol Tire, Odana Tire, Hansen’s Auto, or Aeschbach Auto.
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