It’s hard to believe October is here already with winter and the holidays right around the corner. As you begin to check off your fall home maintenance list and plan ahead for the holiday season, our team at Suburban Auto Body wants to remind you not to forget your car. There are several important auto maintenance steps you should take ahead of the cold season to get your car ready for the snow and ice.
We’ve put together this guide to help you stay safer this winter while you’re out on the road. Follow these steps and then give us a call for all of your auto body repair needs.
1. Check Your Tires
Driving on bad tires is a recipe for disaster. Don’t take a risk by driving on old or damaged tires in icy or inclement weather. Doing so can significantly increase your chance of getting into a car accident. Take some time to examine the condition of the tread on your tires and replace them if necessary.
You should also make a habit of checking the tire pressure on your vehicles. Make sure the PSI is at the recommended levels as cold weather can cause tires to contract.
2. Place Emergency Supplies in Your Car
Make sure you have everything you need for cold weather in your vehicle ahead of the winter. Be sure you have a flashlight and ice scraper handy. You’ll also need to make sure your car is ready for a breakdown in the cold weather.
Include cat litter or sand in case you get stuck in the snow. It’s also a good idea to stock an extra charging pack and cable for your phone. Stock emergency supplies like non-perishable food, blankets, matches, and flares. Finally, make sure your jack, spare tire, lug wrench, and jumper cables.
3. Repair Body Damage
If your car has minor damage you’ve been putting off getting repaired, take some time out to get it taken care of now. Waiting until after winter can cause problems where paint is missing. If you’re concerned about time spent without your vehicle, we offer our Suburban EZ program to make the process go more smoothly.
Contact Our St. Paul Auto Body and Collision Repair Team
With winter coming soon, take advantage of the last days of fall to get your car in shape for the colder weather ahead. At Suburban Auto Body, we make the process painless with key-to-key service, loaner cars, and a “go-to guy” to keep you in the loop throughout the repair. To schedule your Suburban EZ services, give us a call at 651-633-8900 or connect with us online for a free quote on your auto body repair.