Drive Safe This Winter

The winter might be unpredictable in Pittsburgh, but it is still technically winter. Even if we get lucky, and the groundhog’s early spring prediction comes true, we still have a few more weeks of winter left. It is always important to review winter safe driving tips before a snowstorm hits. Mr. Magic is ready for spring, but until then, here are a few tips to get us through the last few weeks of winter. Car maintenance tips are especially important to get you through the winter months.

The first thing you can do is check your tires for wear and tear. Make sure you have enough tread on your tires to properly grip the road. After you have checked that, make sure to properly inflate your tires and continually check them through the winter. Weather changes can make tire pressures fluctuate, so it is important to check these throughout the winter months.

In Pittsburgh, we are very used to snow coming unexpectedly. If the weather is bad, the best option is always to stay at home. However, if you do find yourself out and about on snow-covered roads, make sure to accelerate and decelerate slowly. This is important to regain traction and avoiding skidding. Also, make sure to give yourself plenty of stopping room between cars and red lights in case you slide.

Finally, keeping your car and windshield clean from the salt and snow is important for winter safety. Visibility is a key factor for seeing icy spots or if you need to stop suddenly. Cleaning your car regularly will help increase your visibility, which can help improve sudden reactions. We recommend that you join our Unlimited Wash Club or purchase our prepaid wash cards to save money on your winter washes.

As we anxiously await spring, try to keep warm in the next few weeks. We hope everyone stays safe in the crazy winter weather, and that we will see you soon at Mr. Magic.

Other Sources: AAA

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