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Winter Driving Franklin CT

We have a few tips for winter driving Franklin CT.  In northeastern CT, you are familiar with the hazardous winter driving conditions that can quickly present an issue. Let the experts at Tire & Brake Clinic prepare your vehicle for the winter. We are the areas experts in winterizing cars, SUVs, and trucks. When snow and ice accumulate on the road, your tire traction is reduced. This dangerous occurrence can result in you losing control of your vehicle, as your car becomes less maneuverable. As we continue to experience freezing weather, prepare yourself and your vehicle by visiting the experts at Tire & Brake Clinic in Columbia.

When was the last time you checked on the essential winter components of your car? Tires, brakes, radiator fluid, windshield wipers, and deicing fluid are all exceedingly important to have replaced on a regular schedule. Get your front and rear defrosters checked. You will also want to check on the state of your battery, belts, and charging system.

 

How to keep yourself safe this winter: use common sense

The best assurance that you won’t need to utilize emergency services is by using common sense and good preventative practices this winter. Is snow making visibility challenging and your roads have not been sanded or plowed? Then consider staying home unless it is an emergency. If you find yourself caught in blizzard-like conditions, find a safe place to pull over and wait until the conditions or visibility improves. Expect the unexpected- keep your eyes on the road, drive slowly, and keep more than the usual amount of space between you and the car in front of you. If you find you must drive in the snow, always clean off your vehicle completely before leaving your property. Make sure your cell phone is charged before you leave your home and have your auto club membership card accessible.

 

 What emergency supplies should be in my vehicle?

Although your cell phone and auto club card are important, they are not the only things that you should be keeping in your car this winter! A flashlight, jumper cables, portable snow shovel, ice scraper, and a bag of sand or salt should be stocked in your trunk. In addition, it is a good consideration to have reflective triangles, flares, and a lighter as well. The best preventative measure that you can take to ensure you and your vehicle will be safe this winter is by visiting Tire & Brake Clinic. For all of your auto repair and tire service needs, bring your vehicle to Tire & Brake Clinic, located on Route 66 in Columbia, CT. We are committed to our customers and are open 6 days a week for your convenience. Call us today at 860-228-0212.

 

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