With the promise of warm weather getting closer by the day, it’s important to remember that winter isn’t the only season that you should prepare your Chevrolet vehicle for. Here are a few easy tips for how to get your car ready for spring.
Keep an eye on your tires
Changes in temperature can cause fluctuations in tire pressure, and the switch from winter to spring may leave your tires underinflated. Before you head out for a family road trip across Illinois, make sure to check your tire pressure, and don’t forget to give the tread a look as well.
Make sure the air conditioning works
While a nice warm commute may sound like a dream when you’re in the middle of a frigid Dixon winter, you should try firing up your air conditioner to verify that it isn’t on the fritz before it starts getting hot outside. If it’s not able to get the job done, a service expert at Ken Nelson Chevrolet can recharge the system.
Replace wiper blades
Snow and ice can do a number on your windshield wipers, reducing their effectiveness by the end of winter. If you notice them skipping across your windshield or leaving unsightly streaks, it may be time to pick up a new set from Ken Nelson Chevrolet.
If your car needs some preventative maintenance or replacement parts to start spring in tip-top shape, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Ken nelson Chevrolet.
Car tires can be one of the more expensive maintenance items you have to deal with when owning a car, so it’s important you purchase the right kind the first time you do so. This guide to buying new tires will ensure you’re prepared when the expenditure comes up.
Choose the Right Tire
Before you purchase your tires, it’s important you
understand what type you need. There are a few points to consider when doing
so. Take a look at your lifestyle, along with your driving habits and location.
You also need to look at your vehicle’s minimum requirements, which can be
found in your owner’s manual. There are different types of tires to choose
from, ranging from off-road options to those that are performance ready. If
you’re in doubt about the type of tires you should purchase next, Ken Nelson is
here to help you find the right option for your needs.
Pick the Right Seasonal Type
Along with finding the right tire for your driving habits,
it’s also important to consider the season you will be driving in. What are the
road conditions frequently like? For instance, in
Kansas City, you don’t want to mess around with our winters.
From snow to ice and everything in between, your tires will take a beating, and
all-season ones might not provide you with the traction you need. That’s why
you should consider getting winter tires if you live here, which Ken Nelson is
happy to provide for you. Picking the right seasonal tire can help you get the
grip and traction you need throughout the year.
Contact us here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet if you have any tire-related questions. You can also schedule a service appointment to install new tires or repair a leaky one.
No one expects to be in an auto collision, but sometimes you
find yourself in this unfortunate situation. That’s why you should be prepared
for what to do after a car accident.
According to Progressive, safety is a priority. That means you should move your vehicle out of traffic to a safe place (if the accident was minor). Use cones, triangles, and flares for added visibility to passing cars. And make sure to check for injuries on you and your passengers, as well as passengers in the other vehicle.
Next, call the police — even if it’s a minor accident. While
some drivers may want to haggle about paying for repairs, you’ll need a police
report in order to file an insurance claim. If you don’t call the police, sometimes
there’s no record that an accident occurred or, in some cases, that it wasn’t
After contacting the police, you’ll need to collect
information. Get the other driver’s name, license plate number, driver’s license
number, and insurance policy number. It’s also a smart idea to document the
scene with pictures. Use your smartphone to take photos of the car accident.
Additionally, collect the phone numbers of any potential witnesses in case you
or the insurance company need to contact them later.
Lastly, never admit fault at the accident scene — even if you think it was yours. The police will make a report to determine whose fault the collision was, at which point, the insurance company will take over and start processing the claim.
Contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet if your vehicle has been in a recent collision. Our Service Department is here to make the recovery process less stressful for both you and your ride