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The frosty grasp of winter has its grip on us here in Tennessee. While we love to see the holiday season and all of its wonderful sidekicks, like eggnog, cider, pies, and oh so much more, we can't avoid the downside of the holidays. The snowy roads, rainy conditions, black ice, and slippery muddy pitfalls are out there, and it's just a matter of time before we encounter them. It's more important than ever to prepare your vehicle for the winter conditions it will face, and December isn't too late to get started!
You can't lose by preparing your vehicle for the inevitable! Winter conditions are very hard on the underside of our vehicles, tires, fluids, and more. Preparing to meet the challenges head-on will pay dividends in the future; here are a couple of ways that you can winterize your vehicle this holiday season.
Get Snow Tires - We get plenty of snow here in Tennessee, and I am sure most of us have experience with the difficulties involved in driving in it. You lose traction easily, slide-out, or get stuck with no way to free yourself. Snow tires are specially designed tires with a wider tread gap that allows your tires to grip the snow much more effectively. Providing this extra traction will help to avoid some of those problems we mentioned earlier.
Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades - Swapping out your windshield wiper blades is one of the fastest and most affordable things you can do to winterize your vehicle. But don't think that makes it any less serious; in fact, it is one of the most important things that you can do. Too many accidents happen because someone finds themselves stuck in a rainy downpour or snowy day with no way to clear their windshield. Don't find yourself in this circumstance; change your windshield wiper blades this month.
Service Your Vehicle - Now is the perfect time to bring your vehicle in for a winter service check. Everything functions differently during the winter months, and your vehicle is no different. A trustworthy auto repair center can check your battery, fluid, wiper blades, and so much more.
The holidays are meant for fun with family and friends, not getting yourself stranded in the snow with no way to get home. Take the time to winterize your vehicle this month and find a trustworthy auto repair center to service your vehicle in December.
Come to Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, TN, and we can help you winterize your vehicle this holiday season. Our fully equipped team of ASE-Certified auto technicians leverage their lifetime of experience to bring you the best quality care in our region. Schedule an appointment today and visit our shop to make sure you and your family are ready for the Tennessee winter. Have a happy holiday season, and remember to add us on Facebook!