Road Salt & How to Protect Your Car From it
With Winter, there isn’t just the ice and snow you have to be prepared for. You also have to be prepared for the after effects of the weather- which is road salt and sand. You’re probably thinking, “How much REAL damage can be caused road salt and sand, and if there is a potential for damage, WHY DO WE USE IT?” Don’t freak out. We will cover everything. Why do we use road salt? Since we live in New England, where the temperatures drop below freezing and has weather that causes slippery road conditions, we need the salt. As you’ve ….
4 Steps to Avoid Being Locked Out
It’s cold and unfortunately, it’s only going to get colder. You know what comes with cold? Ice. Ice can jam up your doors and locks and wreak havoc on your morning schedule by locking you out. It is imperative that you prepare your car for what lies in the long wintry road ahead. To prepare your car there are some places that need to be lubricated to keep the gears working and not freezing. The 4 places that need to be lubed are locks, latches, hinges, window channels and weather stripping. Why do you need to do this? This will ….
Breaking the Ice: Snow Tires vs SummerTires
New England winters are harsh and unpredictable. It could be sunny one day and a complete nor’easter the next. The one who’s hit the hardest during these couple of months? Your vehicle. Between the salt, grit, snow, sleet, hail, and ice, your car faces a lot of terrain and other issues. There is one way to prepare your car for what lies ahead – snow tires. I know I know. Snow tires can be expensive and they just sit in your garage for a majority of the year. But, they could actually save your life! All about the rubber! Standard ….
7 Secrets for Preparing Your Car for Ice and Snow
Only in New England is it 65 and sunny one day and then snowing the next. The weather is pretty unpredictable but you need be ready for when those changes happen. We’re here to help you do that, so here are the 7 steps to prepare your car for ice and snow. 1. Check the tires Your tire tread needs to be ready to handle the wet and snow covered roads. You need to ensure they aren’t bald. Also, since we live in a New England, a great thing to have is snow tires. The snow tires have deeper ….