Living in Southeastern Massachusetts means taking care of preventive maintenance for your vehicles to avoid getting stuck somewhere in the snow and cold during the winter. Many of the tasks that need to be done can be performed in your home garage. LaCava Auto Parts has all of the local Fall River car parts and accessories you need to get the job done right. Not sure what parts you need for your particular make and model of vehicle? Stop by our auto parts store in MA or use our handy online Parts Lookup tool to find everything you need for preventive maintenance or home auto repairs. LaCava Brothers has proudly served the Southcoast area for more than 75 years. We have the knowledge, brand name products, tools, and accessories you need to do just about any type of DIY repair or maintenance project.
Check Your Tires
Depending on the type of driving that you do, it might be in your best interest to invest in some winter tires. Whether there is snow and ice on the ground or not, whenever the temperature drops below 45 degrees and stays there, winter tires are highly recommended. They are designed to give you better traction while making turns or stopping on the freezing cold pavement. Be sure to stay on top of your tire pressure during the winter months, as the inflation may drop due to the cold weather. Underinflated tires will wear down faster than properly inflated tires, and they are no good in icy or slippery road conditions. The experts say that you can lose as much as a pound of pressure with every 10-degree drop, so it pays to check your tire pressure regularly during the winter.
Keep the Tank Fuel
With gas prices the way they are today, it is tempting to wait as long as you can to fill up your tank. However, it is a good idea to keep the tank at least halfway full during the winter months. Not only is this good preparation for potential emergencies, such as getting stuck in the snow and having to wait for assistance, but it will also prevent you from having to stop for gas in lousy weather. Consider other cold-weather preparations, including keeping extra warm clothing in the vehicle, such as gloves, scarves, hand and foot warmers, a blanket, and an extra scraper – you never know when the old one will give out on you. A first aid kit, drinking water, snacks, and extra batteries, or an extra phone charger can also be helpful when you need it.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
Keeping your line of vision clear is crucial during this time of year. Make sure to replace your wiper blades at the end of fall and again in the spring. Winter can wreak havoc on wipers due to the freezing temperatures and all the work they do keeping snow, ice, and freezing rain off your windshield. There are tips that can help you to make your wipers last through the winter, such as leaving them in the raised position to prevent them from freezing to the windshield and using an ice scraper to remove the ice instead of trying to use the wipers to do it. Use winter wiper fluid as well to make it easier to get the snow and ice off your windshield with the scraper and to prevent ice from forming while you drive.
Regular Maintenance Services
Visit LaCava Auto Parts to gather all the supplies you’ll need to take care of your vehicle. Oil changes, filter replacements, and other required maintenance can all be done at home when you have the right Fall River car parts and accessories to get the job done right. Stop by our location on Bedford Street and speak with one of our friendly and helpful team members to make sure you get all of the parts, tools, and replacement fluids you need at our auto parts store in MA. You can also contact our team by phone by calling 508-676-1951. We can answer any questions you might have about LaCava Brothers and the products we carry or help you get the specialty and hard-to-find parts you need for your vehicle.