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Reminders for Winter

Safe Driving Tips

Daylight savings is that reminder telling us we are headed for winter. What does that mean for you and your vehicles? Thats easy make sure you have your local garage go over your vehicle for the winter. Just as we service our boilers before winter and drain those swimming pools there are certian preventive measures one can take with their vehicles.

Yes oil changes are important, but so are transmission services and brake fliud flushes. The worst thing you could be stuck on the side of the road in the middle of a snow storm. Get those tires checked they are the life line of getting you up and down the hills in this area. Dont be that the guy or gal that caused an accident because you didnt pay attention to the tread on your wheels. It can make the difference of life and death in hazardous conditions .

Also if you are planning to travel long distance make sure you have a travel ready bag, flash light, first aid kit, flares, blankets and water . You never know what mother nature may throw at you . And those GPS gagets are very handy, but also keep a road map handy .

If you have young drivers in your home, go over the dangers of road conditions and each them the skills of how to handle a slide on the ice.  We grew up learning how to handle a car in the snow in empty snow filled parking lots. Those are far and few between these days . Sometimes experience can be the best teacher.

Watch those weather reports , they always say "know before you go."  Be careful and be safe everyone enjoy friends and family during the holiday season and arrive safely. Get those vehicles checked before you go.

And above all else please dont drink  drive, or text and drive .

Brians Automotive Inc.  bdee@verizon.net , stop in and see us before you go .

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