Monthly Archives: December 2019

How to Prepare for Driving on Icy Roads

Driving on icy roads can't always be avoided. If we are experiencing heavy winter weather and you still need to get to work in the morning, you may find yourself stressing about the drive. We know that driving during severe winter weather can be concerning, which is why always trying to be prepared before you hit the road can help you tackle the challenge and get to your destination safely.  If you haven't already, you may want to consider looking into winter tires. Winter tires can be stored in your garage or other facility nearby your home and can be put on when needed. Winter tires can allow you to get much more traction on the road and will be dependable even during severe weather conditions. Also, if you are planning on traveling, be sure to check road conditions beforehand. Some areas may require tire chains by law for certain vehicle types.  Another important way to prepare for driving in winter weather is by always making sure that your vehicle is well ... read more

How to Handle a Driving Emergency

We never want to find ourselves in a bad situation on the road - however, it can happen. The most important thing to do is handle the situation as safely and as calmly as possible to avoid further problems. You never know when you might end up with a flat tire or experience a car breakdown on the road.  Here are some tips on how to properly handle a driving emergency:  Try not to panic. The worst thing you can do in an emergency situation is to panic and not act calmly. Stay calm and breathe, and try to figure out what the next best steps are.    Make sure that everyone with you is ok, as well as yourself! If you’ve been in an accident and a passenger or yourself is hurt, call for medical help right away.    Be sure to pull over to a safe place. Try to get your vehicle out of traffic’s way and to a safe place on the road. If you can’t move your car, call the police immediately to help make the situation safe. Never get out of your v ... read more

Be Prepared for Accidents Before You Hit the Road

During the summer months, many people will be planning road trips with their families and friends while school is out and the weather is warm. Because summer means more traveling, there will be more cars out there on the road and traffic always brings the possibility of an accident.  Although you may not even want to think about a car accident occurring, it is always a good idea to be prepared for anything - just in case. A minor accident may not ruin your entire trip, but not having the things you need can put a damper on your journey.  We recommend packing a safety kit with you, just in case you find yourself in some sort of vehicle accident or emergency. The safety kit should have the essentials, such as your Driver’s License, car registration, and your insurance card and medical information.  Some other items you should always have on hand include a phone and phone charger, water, snacks, jumper cables, emergency phone numbers, spare tire and tire changing k ... read more

Happy Holidays from Premier Automotive Service!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Premier Automotive Service! The holiday season is a joyful time usually filled with visiting friends and family through the upcoming months. If you are planning on driving local or visiting folks far away, making sure that your vehicle is well maintained for the winter season is key. Here are some of our top winter season maintenance items to have completed before you hit the road:  Have your tires inspected for proper tread, condition, and tire pressure Ensure that all fluids are fresh, clean, and topped off Check the battery for charge Make sure that your wheels are properly aligned and have tires balanced and rotated if needed Check all lights, exterior and interior, to make sure that they are working properly Test defroster and heat Replace windshield wipers if needed Have the brake system inspected include brake pads, rotors, lines and more Before you hit the road, all of the maintenance items above will help give you pe ... read more

Seasonal Car Maintenance

With every season comes changes in the weather, and ultimately driving in these different weather conditions can ultimately take a toll on our vehicles in different ways. This is why it is so important to understand your seasonal car maintenance needs. Since we are currently coming out of summer and going into fall, it's important to understand what is needed before the fall season.  Here are some pre-fall season maintenance items to keep in mind for your vehicle:  Windshield wipers may need to be changed before the rain starts A bumper to bumper vehicle inspection is recommended to catch any issues that summer may have caused on our vehicles Inspect your tires for treat, overall condition, and air pressure Check all fluids and filters Take care of any services that you may have been putting off If you need any of the services listed above, don't hesitate to stop by Premier Automotive Service or give us a call today. We will address any of your vehicle's nee ... read more

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