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Tuesday, Dec. 24th 2019

Auto Repair At Brookside “66” Keeps Your Vehicle Safe For Winter Travel

Auto repair at Brookside “66” will keep your vehicle in tip-top shape this winter, especially when traveling. Brookside “66” has many tips for traveling in winter weather so you and your family stay safe on the roads.
 
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter. 
 
The winter temperatures can be downright frigid. These are tips for traveling in cold weather:
· Keep a bundle of cold-weather gear in your car, such as extra food and water, warm clothing, a flashlight, a glass scraper, blankets, medications, and more.
· Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.
· Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
· Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.
 
Auto repair at Brookside 66 keeps your vehicle safe for winter travel.
When traveling in a snowstorm or recently fallen snow, this advice can help:
· Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice.
· Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
· Increase your following distance to five to six seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
· Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. Auto repair at Brookside “66” can fix your brakes on your vehicle.
· Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
· Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads will just make your wheels spin. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill slowly.
· Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
 
Auto repair at Brookside “66” offers many services, including oil, lube, and filter service; steering and suspension service, tire repairs or replacement (almost any brand), and much more. Brookside “66” wants you to stay safe this winter when traveling.
 
For more information about auto repair, call Brookside “66” at (816) 333-0565. To schedule an appointment, click here.

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