Winter is just around the corner in New England, which means it's time to gear up for some not-so-fun driving conditions. While you can't control the weather, there is a lot you can do to be prepared for whatever comes your way. So, let's go over the essential maintenance tips and driving strategies to follow as you get ready for some stormy road conditions ahead. We may have written about some of these in the past, but you can never be too safe with winter driving:
Since their debut in 1977, all-season tires have served as year-round rubber for many drivers, but do they truly have what it takes to get you where you need to go when winter's worst weather pays a visit? The answer is far from cut-and-dry, and the difference between the best all-season tires and dedicated winter tires in some instances is small. To help shed more light on the matter, we've created a guide to help Massachusetts Toyota drivers see the differences between all-season and winter tires.
It's nearly fall in New England, which means beautiful scenery, fresh picked apples, and shorter days. It also means cold, wet weather that can make getting around a chore. Fall weather doesn't have to mean car trouble though, and a little seasonal maintenance will keep you driving with confidence.
Pack your ice scraper. Once it starts frosting up in the morning, you'll definitely want to have it handy. Plus, we've all experienced unexpected New England snow and ice storms in October, and you can never be too sure that a dash of winter weather won't roll in. It's better to be safe than sorry, so toss your ice scraper and snow brush in the car now so you won't be caught off guard.
Some of the more luxury brands have remote starters coming standard with their vehicles, but chances are if you own a Toyota, Honda, or other economical brand, you probably don't have one installed on your vehicle. Here are some reasons why it could be one of the best investments you've made on your car.
So last week, to the dismay of many a Bostonian, we got our first snowfall of the year. The temperatures have already been steadily dropping in the last couple weeks (despite the warm weekend), and finally Mother Nature decided it was time for the rain to freeze and the snow to stick, at least for a little while. In what's looking to be a tough winter (at least compared to last year), we've put together some tips and tricks on how you and your vehicle can make it through these cold winter months. We've got tips on maintaining your vehicle as well as some nice tips about staying safe when you do have to venture out and drive through the snow.
With the weather getting noticeably colder and the days getting shorter and shorter here in New England, it's about that time to start preparing for the cold winter months ahead. We're all familiar with the routine of defrosting our cars, shoveling the drive-way before work in the morning, and struggling through snowy conditions on your daily commute.