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How to Drive through a Winter Storm

How to Drive through a Winter Storm

Driving during a winter storm is a situation that most of us may try to avoid. However, if you are already on your way and a winter storm hits and you have no choice but to drive through it, the following winter storm driving safety tips can come in handy.  If you have some flexibility when it comes to when you need to drive through winter storm prone areas, be sure to look up weather conditions through major passes or highways along the way. This will help you better understand the conditions you will hit and inform you to make a better decision if driving through a snowstorm can be avoided.  If you find yourself driving through a winter storm, here are some safety tips to follow:  Keep a close eye on the road and be weary of black ice which can be difficult to detect.  Always drive slowly and carefully and eliminate all distractions if possible.  When you do drive over ice or snow and feel that your vehicle has lost traction, the important thing is to no ... read more

Preparing Your Car for El Nino

Preparing Your Car for El Nino

Driving in the rain is not very common in San Diego and it happens every year when you are least prepared. So this year get a head start on Preparing Your Car for El Nino! Follow these tips for this winter’s inclement weather: Battery: Replace weak batteries and have your charging system checked out by a professional. Brakes and Exhaust: Have your brakes checked by an ASE Certified mechanic. If the brake pads are worn, you should definitely have them replaced. Fluids: Check fluid levels, battery posts, voltage regulator and alternator. Change your oil and oil filter as needed: a good rule of thumb for most cars is every 3,000 miles. Heating and Cooling System: Check your radiator and hoses for cracks and leaks. Make sure the radiator cap, water pump and thermostat work properly. Anti-freeze should be changed at least every two years. Lights: Make ... read more

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