Winter Driving, Arrive Alive!

Posted: September 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

With summer officially in our rear view mirrors it is time to start thinking about winter-driving. Here at LivINN Hotels we want to make sure that you arrive safely and on-time. There a five relatively simple and inexpensive ways to help ensure that you arrive at your destination. They are in regards to your tires, engine coolant, head lights and wipers. This week’s blog will focus on tires.

Vehicle tires are of the utmost importance to winter-driving. Tires are where the rubber meets the road, literally. Tires should be checked for both good tread as well as appropriate wear. If you are concerned about these issues you should stop by your local car-care center to have them checked out.

The second issue surrounding tires is in regards to proper inflation. Tires should be checked for proper inflation at least once a month during the winter season. Proper inflation will maximize both MPG as well as overall control of the car. Consult your owner’s manual or an automotive professional to determine the correct PSI for your vehicle’s tires.

Do not forget about your spare! In the event of a tire malfunction you need to ensure that the spare is ready to go. Your spare tire also needs to be checked for wear, condition and proper inflation. A good idea is to do a practice run on changing a tire before you head out on the road.

Finally, get your car checked for proper alignment of the wheels. Wheels that are out of alignment will create unnecessary wear on tires, which will cause extra steering problems when driving on wet or icy roads.

It is our hope that these simple tips will help you arrive safely here at the LivINN Hotel. Next week we will explore lights, coolant and wipers.

Remeber, when your are looking for Comfortable Rooms, at Comfortable Rates, LivINN Hotels should be your first choice. Check us out at www.livinn.com.

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