Three Ways To Get Your Car & Home Ready For WinterOctober 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Winter is on its way, and no matter how much we want to put off thinking about the inevitability of the season, this winter is going to be a long and cold one. People already are isolated in the cold weather, but with the continuation of COVID-19, we will most likely be losing another thing we took for granted: seeing our friends and family indoors. There is no doubt that this winter is going to be a tough one, making it more important than ever to make sure that both your home and your garage are ready for winter. If you are looking to take on any DIY mechanical projects this year, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our helpful and friendly staff will make sure that you get all the parts and tips you need to easily handle any car care and maintenance projects. Here are three ways to help you get your car and home ready for harsh winter weather.
Check Your Tires
All tires have a lifespan, and as your tires wear down, your treads will become less and less pronounced. Your tires’ treads help push water and debris away from the surface of your tires and allow them to get a solid grip on the road. As you can imagine, your treads are really put to the test come the wintertime, and if you are driving on worn-out tires, you could find yourself in an unfortunate and avoidable accident. You can easily get ahead of this issue by testing your tire treads with a simple quarter. Take your quarter and insert it into your tire treads with Washington’s head facing down. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, you need to change your tires out. You also need to take the time to assess whether or not your tires can handle the weather you are expecting to experience this winter. If you are driving on all-season tires and you expect to get a good amount of snowfall this year, take the time to switch out to snow tires.
Improve Your Visibility
Fall and winter weather are notorious for creating tough driving conditions. Everything from slushy rain storms to fallen debris and blizzards can greatly reduce your visibility while on the roads. You can easily boost your visibility on the road by changing out your wiper blades and cleaning off your headlights. Make sure that you start by testing your lights to make sure that your high beams, fog lights, taillights, and blinkers are all working correctly.
Winterizing Your Home
Besides getting your car ready for winter, you need to make sure that your home is ready to deal with the dropping temperatures. Most homeowners have their own winter preparedness checklist, but it is always a good idea to take care of a few essentials. Make sure that you have a snow shovel and have salt ready if you are planning to de-ice your driveway or walkways. Clean out your gutters from all of the fall leaves to make sure that melting snow doesn’t cause your siding and roofing to rot. It is also a good idea to have your HVAC system, roofing, chimneys, and deck checked before the stresses of heavy snow cause them to fail.
If you want to learn more about how you can help get your car and home ready for winter weather, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find the perfect parts for your project at a price that you will love.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling