The Holiday season is almost here, and our team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service aims to secure the safety of you, your passengers, and your vehicle during any holiday road-trips. Since the weather is unpredictable as ever, we recommend preparing for absolutely anything and everything. One minute, you might be driving in bright, warm sunshine, and the next, you could be facing the onslaught of ice and snow. Let’s make sure this holiday season is memorable for all the right reasons and not an unfortunate occurrence on the side of the Indiana freeway.
Before embarking on your holiday adventure, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop. Our auto mechanics will perform a bumper-to-bumper inspection, carefully examining all components of your vehicle prone to working extra hard in winter, such as your battery and windshield wipers. While our team services your car, we recommend going over winter driving safety tips, including:
- Inform someone of your timeframe and route. If you are driving in areas with light traffic or rural location, it’s important to let someone know your ETA, so they can keep an ear and eye out for you.
- Prevention is key. Since the weather in Indiana can be so unpredictable, it’s imperative to be prepared for anything. That’s why it is crucial to drive with caution, such as driving slowly and maintaining plenty of room between the car in front of you.
- Make sure you have spare batteries for your cell phone. You never know what could happen, and being stranded on the side of the road with a dead cellphone and car is one of our worst nightmares. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
- Stock your car up with all the appropriate tools and supplies. We recommend putting together an emergency kit complete with a shovel, ice scraper, and non-perishable snacks.
- Pay close attention to winter weather advisories. Even though the changes in our weather may be out of our control and prediction, these advisories can make all the difference during your holiday travels.
We want you and your family to arrive safely at Grandma’s house this year. At Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service, our auto mechanics will make sure your vehicle is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store this season. To schedule an appointment, call us. Our auto repair shop is conveniently located at 3742 State Road 38 East, Lafayette, IN 47905.