To write this blog post I did a little research (both online and with our technicians) to make sure I was giving you the best advise for San Diego. Almost everything online talks about snow tires and ice scrapers. As I write this it's 70 outside and sunny...hmmm, snow tires, yeah no. I will say that for our beloved clients up in our local mountains, then yes, get a set of snow tires so you don't get stuck and an ice scraper for those frozen mornings! For the rest of us, here's what I came up with: 1. Tires: I'm not recommending snow tires, but I am recommending that you check the tred depth and overall tire condition. We are expected to have El Nino this year, which means a lot of rain. Having good tred and tire condition will help your vehicle perform at it's best in the rain. 2. Windshield Wipers: Heat extremes of the summer months tend to damage wiper blades, so it's a good idea to replace them before our winter rain comes. These cracked and torn wiper blades can cause annoying noises and affect your visibility during operation. Don't forget about that rear wiper blade, if you have one, it also plays an important role in visibility and safe winter driving. 3. Battery: Believe it or not, this just happened to me 2 days ago! My son and I get all strapped into the car to head to the park and do errands, when suddenly my Saturn just won't crank...Dead battery! It's my fault though, I didn't have the water checked in that thing for over a year! Needless to say we were stranded until my awesome hubby (who is a mechanic as well) came to the rescue with a new battery. Don't get stranded like me. Get that battery checked before El Nino really hits. 4. Be prepared: Now is a good time to have your vehicle looked over, or to check fluids and change oil yourself, before winter in San Diego really hits. Even though it's already January, our rain usually doesn't hit until February.
I hope that this gives you some ideas as to how better to prepare for our wonderful San Diego winter! Have a wonderful weekend.