Roadside Assistance Calls Reach Their Peak In February

images3.jpegDuring this time of year drivers in the northeast think they are in the clear because winter is on its way out. However, roadside assistance reaches its peak in February, so motorists need to prepare their vehicles for ongoing winter conditions. A few maintenance tips can help you avoid being stranded in extreme weather.

First and foremost, have a battery load test done by a technician who is qualified. This will determine if your battery has the strength to make it through the rest of the winter. Batteries are vulnerable in cold weather. At 32 degrees batteries are 35 percent weaker than in warmer weather.

Next, check the tread on your tires. To do this, check the “wear bar” that runs on the hollow of the tread. It’s time for you to buy new tires if the tread is worn down to the height of the wear bar.

Finally, you need to check your windshield because it is dangerous to drive with a windshield covered with ice or snow. Determine that your defroster and wipers are working properly, and make sure that you have a no-freeze windshield washer fluid.

Maintaining your vehicle is the best way to avoid winter breakdowns. However, sometimes-unforeseen problems do arise. Make sure you have a road service program to protect you in the event of an emergency.

Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 7:55 pm In Roadside Assistance Program  

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