Alma Location
1210 East Superior St.,
Alma, MI 48801
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Location
120 South Fancher St.,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Mt. Pleasant
1011 Industrial Drive,
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Gaylord
1180 Milbocker Rd.,
Gaylord, MI 49735
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Saginaw
3733 Wolf Rd.,
Saginaw, MI 48601
Mon - Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alma, Gaylord & Mount Pleasant Auto Repair

How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving


Driving in the harrowing conditions of winter can be hazardous. The best way to ensure you drive safely during winter is preparation. You need to prepare yourself and your car for winter driving. The following are tips to help you prepare for winter driving:

Winter Tires

The car's tires are one of the most vital elements of winter driving. To prepare your car, it would be best to get winter tires. Winter tires are different from all-season tires because they have much better traction on wet and icy roads.

Swap all your regular tires for winter tires, including the spare tire. Ensure they are properly inflated, as cold temperatures will adversely affect tire pressure.

Check The Antifreeze

Winter is dangerous because it freezes the liquids in your car. These fluids are meant to be in liquid form to lubricate and cool the vehicle. If they freeze, your car will undergo severe damage and could cause an accident.
Therefore, you should check the antifreeze levels and get spare bottles. It would be best to drain the entire coolant system to check for leaks before winter. You can then add antifreeze to protect your engine.

Cruise Control

One of the worst winter driving mistakes is using cruise control. Cruise control is terrible when driving during winter and can lead to serious accidents. To prepare for winter driving, you should practice driving without cruise control.

You will learn to maneuver your car without cruise control and get better with time. By winter, you should have the confidence to stay away from the cruise control button.

There is much to do in preparation for winter driving. The above measures are only the tip of the iceberg. If you need assistance getting your vehicle ready for winter, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Alma Tire Service today!

 

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