How to drive safely in winter weather
In addition to installing winter tires, it is essential to make sure that they are properly inflated, rotated, aligned and replaced, as necessary. As outside temperatures drop, the air pressure inside a tire decreases too. Therefore, it is imperative to check your tire pressure weekly during the colder months. Under-inflation will lessen the tire's gripping action because the tread will not meet the road surface as it is designed to do. Check your tires when the vehicle has been driven less than a mile or, better yet, when it has not moved in more than three hours.
By following these simple steps you will be better prepared when Mother Nature strikes. In fact, you will have more confidence and security on the roads knowing that you have the right tires and proper maintenance.
- Have your vehicle checked by a qualified auto technician
Slow down in inclement weather
Avoid abrupt movements when braking, accelerating or turning
Use your headlights
Consider winter tires to better handle snow and ice
- Check tire air pressure weekly in colder weather
About Firestone Complete Auto Care
Firestone Complete Auto Care is owned and operated by BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC (BFRC). BFRC operates the largest number of company-owned automotive retail generalist stores in the world. MasterCare® technicians perform part repairs and replacements, routine scheduled maintenance services, and a variety of diagnostic services covering major systems within a vehicle. To learn more about driving tips and maintenance or Firestone Complete Auto Care locations, visit www.MasterCareUSA.com.
About BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC
BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill., and operates more than 2,300 consumer and commercial vehicle service and tire locations across the United States and Canada, including the Firestone Complete Auto Care, TiresPlus, ExpertTire and GCR Tire Centers store locations. The company's credit card operations are also part of BFRC.