As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches we get the usual holiday trip surge of work. Let's change the oil and have the fluids checked before we take off for " Grandma's Place" ! In our service of your vehicle we also check minor things like Windshield wiper blades. Here in California the usually long spells of warm weather, dries out the rubber in the windshield blades. Then when we go to use them in the winter rains and snows, they streak, chatter, or don't even clear the water off the windshield. This is the time to be putting on new wiper blades on your car to deal with our rainy season.
We also test your car's battery. Why would we want to test your battery at this time? Car batteries tend to fail at extreme temperatures, whether it be too hot, or too cold. We test your battery to make sure it won't leave you stranded.
Checking the tire pressures before you take off on the trip helps to ensure a trouble free trip. The correct tire pressures should also help in your fuel mileage. Checking your tire tread depth here in the winter time is also very important. The deeper the tread depth the less likely you will hydroplane in the rain. You can stop at any tire shop and they should be able to measure the Tread depth for you. The reason being the displaced water on the road needs to go somewhere and the tread gives it a place to go.
We would also like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for this year. Many of our friends and patrons have been devastated by the Napa and Sonoma wild fires. We know of a couple of our patrons who have lost their homes. Friends that escaped from the fire with just the clothes on their backs and the car they drove off in. We are thankful that they are still with us, and wish them and their families the best during these trying times.