Now that the cooler temperatures have settled in, is your car road ready for the Texas winter? If you failed to winterize your vehicle this Fall, don’t worry. Now is prime time to get your vehicle ready for winter. The clock is ticking, though, so don’t delay. The first Texas freeze will be here before you know it.
While paying attention to the A/C maintenance schedule for a European car is the first step toward ensuring the A/C will work in the heat of the summer, it’s not the only consideration. Many motorists are surprised to learn that what causes the air conditioning in your car to fail in many cases is inactivity. If you want your A/C to work in summer, you need to run it regularly year-round and keep it in working condition.
If you haven’t been involved in an automobile accident, you’re fortunate. Automobile accidents happen every day. In the United States, more than five million occur each year. It’s best to be prepared in case you become a statistic.
While Texans rarely battle snow or ice in the winter, the unpredictable Texas spring weather can cause problems. Wet roads can be as dangerous as icy roads. The combination of a slippery surface and bad visibility creates adverse driving conditions. So it’s important to know how to drive in heavy rain or hail.
Once the dust has settled after a car accident, what do most drivers do? They call their insurance company so they can get their vehicle repaired. If you need auto repair after an accident, it’s smart to do your own research and choose who will repair your vehicle rather than following your insurer’s recommendation.
When you go to any repair shop, you’ll likely see acronyms related to vehicle parts, repair procedures and the shop’s credentials. As a consumer, you don't need to worry about most of these abbreviations, but there’s one you should always look for: ASE. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. It’s important to use an auto repair shop that has ASE certified technicians because you can trust they’re up-to-date on the latest vehicle technologies.