Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

spring showersWorn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring.

Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ice.

The simplest way to check tire tread depth is with a penny. Insert the penny into the grooves of the tread. If you are able to see all of Lincoln’s head, the tire needs replacement.

Did you know Douglas Automotive Repair Inc sells and installs new tires? Call us today for a competitive quote.

Rainy weather also affects driver visibility. Because 90 percent of driving decisions depend on good vision, a clean windshield is imperative. Streaking and smearing impair vision and are caused by worn windshield blades.

Replacing worn wiper blades is easy and inexpensive. Why put it off until there’s a downpour and your blades are chattering and smearing the windshield? We have a wide assortment of wiper blades in stock.  Call us today to have your wipers changed.

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