Be Safe While Commuting | Wichita Auto Care

Be Safe While Commuting | Wichita Auto Care

The Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive can help ensure that your car is in safe condition for your daily commute.

You’re driving to work this morning with one part of your mind on the road and traffic and the other on the Shockers game. You’re not the only motorist thinking of something other than driving. That’s partly a function of habit – you do the drive at least 10 times a week to and from home – and the fact that commutes are getting longer and longer.

The nonprofit Car Care Council notes that the Census reports commuting times have increased up to 20 percent since the data was first tracked in 1980. It’s important, according to the council, to make sure your commute is safe and comfortable. That’s translates into auto care.

The council suggests three items to help you commute safely and comfortably:

Change your cabin air filter. The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air entering the passenger compartment. A functioning cabin air filter will help keep dirt, pollen, dust and exhaust fumes from entering your vehicle’s interior. Changing the cabin air filter at recommended intervals will allow you and your passengers to breathe clean air free from allergens and pollutants while commuting to and from work.

Maintain vehicle safety systems. A vehicle’s wipers, mirrors, lights and brakes are key safety features that require routine maintenance. To ensure that you can see and be seen while on the road, make sure all lights are properly functioning, mirrors are clean, and both are properly aligned. Replace wiper blades that are cracked, chattering or streaking in order to maintain a clean windshield. Because driving in stop-and-go traffic is hard on a vehicle’s braking system, have your brakes inspected regularly as brakes are your car’s most important safety feature.

A clean car makes a happy driver. The more time spent in the cars, the more likely dirt and clutter will collect inside. Maintaining a clean vehicle not only makes for a more comfortable drive, but it also contributes to a vehicle’s safety and longevity. Remember to keep the floors free of debris that may obstruct the foot pedals, and wash your car regularly to protect the paint, minimize rust and corrosion, and keep your windows clean for improved visibility.”

If you’re looking for a Wichita auto care specialist who can make sure your car’s systems – from the air filter and lights to the engine itself – are performing at peak efficiency, look no further than the trusted Wichita auto care technicians at Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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