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Simple Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Safe This Winter

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El Paso may not see a dramatic changing of the seasons but we do experience the occasional snowfall or freezing temperatures. As a precaution, it’s always best to make sure your car or truck is in good condition and ready to handle any harsh condition the roads may present.

Be sure to do follow these three tips:

Make Sure Your Lights Are Working

With fewer hours of sunlight during the winter comes the need to use your headlights much earlier when commuting. Generally, the sun begins to set around 5 p.m. in El Paso, which may be the time you’re leaving the office. Having even one light blow out can lead to trouble. As soon as you notice any of your front or back lights is out, be sure to get it fixed right away. Not only is this one of the most common reasons for being ticketed but it’s also a cause of accidents during the winter.  

Have Your Battery Checked

When’s the last time you had your battery checked? During the warmer months of the year, your battery could become weak but it won’t become evident until the winter. Even if your car or truck is functioning perfectly right now, you could end up with a dead battery when you least expect it. The last thing you want as you’re driving the whole family around town is to left stranded on the side of the road. It’s always best to check the status of your battery as a precaution.

Take a Look at Your Tire Pressure

Although our city’s temperatures rarely reach those harsh degrees in the north, when the temperature drops below 45, it can create cold and icy pavements. You may have already noticed those mornings when you have to spend a couple of extra minutes warming up your vehicle and defrosting the windows. It’s especially critical that you pay close attention to your tires. Driving with low tire pressure in cold conditions can lead to a series of problems. For one, you can lose traction on the road and go skidding. In another worst case scenario, your tires can completely deflate causing a car accident.  

For More Tips, Connect With Pronto Body Shop

El Paso’s weather is unpredictable. When a storm or unfavorable condition strikes, it can easily result in damage to your vehicle. Doing what you can on your end to keep your car or truck safe is the best mechanism for defense.

If you come across any trouble this winter season, be sure to give us a call or come see us today. Here at Pronto Body Shop, we’re committed to ensuring El Paso drivers stay safe throughout all seasons.    

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