September is National Disaster Preparedness Month.The Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Weather Service, and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency recommend that you learn about the kind of disasters that can affect your part of the country and make plans accordingly.
In Johnson City, TN, and the Tri-Cities area that means severe storms with thunder, lightning, high winds, hail, tornadoes, snow, and icy roads. In addition to securing your home and stocking up on water, canned goods and other non-perishables, you want to be sure your car is safe and in good working order. The short checklist includes:
Checking the tread and air levels on your tires to be sure they can properly maneuver in severe weather
Replacing your windshield wipers and topping off your window washing fluid to ensure you can see where you’re going
Checking your engine oil and steering fluid levels to ensure their reservoirs are full
Checking your brake fluid levels, brake shoe linings, and rotors
Checking your radiator to be sure it has fluid and is in good working order
But the list doesn’t end there. There are shocks and struts, belts, batteries and alternators. The list goes on. Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City can help. Their ASE-Certified mechanics can run a complete safety inspection and let you know what you need to repair or service and what you don’t. That’s because everyone at Ponder Auto Repair operates with integrity and takes great pride in delivering reliable, top-notch customer service. They’re not looking for customers, they’re looking to build long-term relationships based on honesty, integrity, and trust.
There’s no better way to safeguard yourself and your family for severe weather driving than a comprehensive auto safety inspection from Ponder Auto Repair. Call 423-928-3849 today to schedule an appointment, or stop by and see us at 915 West Market St. in Johnson City, TN 37604.
For specific information regarding severe weather in Johnson City, TN and the Tri-County area, check out the Tennessee Severe Weather Information Book. For more information about severe weather and other disasters throughout the nation, take a look at FEMA’s Seasonal Preparedness Calendar.