Now that Halloween is behind us, many of us are focusing on the holiday season with its winter road trips. The auto care specialists at one of Tracy’s Automotive’s three service centers can help you with that – Maple Street, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.
Halloween is over and November has rolled in with cold weather and the beginning of the holiday season. Ahead lie parties, dinners, baking, family gatherings and road trips to visit friends and family or simply to get out of town for awhile. Winter road trips have special perils with roads that can turn snowy and icy, sometimes with little warning.
“Snow. Ice. Wind. And sometimes the perfect storm: all three at once. A winter road trip alone can definitely come with a few hazards,” solotravelerworld.com says.
Because of that, a winter road trip requires careful planning and special attention to the condition of your car. You want to make sure it’s in the best shape possible so you don’t end up sitting next to a snow bank at the side of the road waiting for a tow truck to come help you.
The best way to make sure your car is in good shape is to take it to a Wichita auto care technician for a once over and tune up before you leave town.
Solotravelerworld.com says, that, when you get your car to the service center, “You’ll need to tell your mechanic that you’re going on a winter road trip alone and to pay special attention” to your heater, defroster, brakes, lights, oil levels, antifreeze, and exhaust system.”
Your mechanic should also check the condition of the tires.
“Decide if all-season tires are good enough for your planned route or whether you need proper winter tires,” solotravelerworld.com says. “For some trips in the mountains tire chains may be recommended but pay attention to local recommendations on this. Chains are hard on roads and they are often prohibited.”
Don’t forget such items as your windshield wipers – solotravelerworld.com reminds that “worn out wipers will smear ice on your windshield rather than clean it off.”
The Wichita auto care technicians at any of Tracy’s Automotive service centers – Maple Street, E First Street N and W 21st Street N – can help you with these, and other, checkups. If there’s a problem, they can repair it and get you back on the road again.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
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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