Winter is coming.The Lone Star State is known for its erratic weather changes, and this week was no exception. Texans got a taste of winter this week with a northern storm that brought snow to the panhandle and freeze warnings to the DFW. As you crank up the thermostat inside your home, it’s important to be aware of the hazardous effects taking toll on your vehicle as well. Help keep you and your loved ones safe by following these winter driving safety tips.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Tire pressure can be difficult to detect with a naked eye, so make sure to look out for your car’s pressure alert light. Cold air lowers tire pressure about a pound per square inch (p.s.i.) for every 10-degree change. This means that extreme dips in temperature overnight can leave your tires under-inflated for the morning commute and affect overall performance. Sometimes even a quick drive to the gas station could warm your tires enough to register a false positive. Refill air in your tires to make sure they are in top shape.