Taylor Hoffman, Hoffman Auto, Lake Placid, NY shares two important tips to get your vehicle ready for the north country’s harsh winter driving conditions.
INVEST IN WINTER TIRES:
Unlike all-season tires, winter tires are designed to push the snow and sloppy conditions away.
Okay, so a set of four winter tires can set you back $600 or more. But that’s a small price to pay to stay out of a fender bender or a more serious accident.
Taylor says, “Snow tires are such a big advantage to not only being able to get up hills or to be able to have good traction, but to also stop. That’s one thing that people don’t realize that when you come to an intersection that if you don’t have sufficient tires you could slide right through it.”
CHECK OR REPLACE YOUR CAR BATTERY BEFORE WINTER:
The average lifespan for a new car battery is four to five years. The batteries sold in new cars are intended for warmer climates and it’s a good idea to have them checked or replaced before they become worn out.
“Use your judgement. If your battery is anywhere close to four to five years old, I would suggest replacing it, just to have a good strong battery in there so you’re not coming out to an unfortunate circumstance when you’re trying to get to work,” notes Taylor.
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