Winter in Upstate NY brings picturesque snow-covered landscapes but also demands extra care for your vehicle to navigate safely through the cold months. At Pat's Automotive, we understand the unique challenges that winter poses to drivers. To help you prepare your vehicle for the season, here’s a comprehensive guide covering crucial aspects of winter car care in Upstate NY. Tire Care: Your tires are the first line of defense against slippery roads. Check tire pressure regularly and consider switching to winter tires designed for enhanced traction on snow and ice-covered roads. Ensure adequate tread depth to maintain grip. Battery Health: Cold weather can be tough on car batteries, often causing them to lose charge faster. Have a professional check the battery's health and charge, ensuring it's strong enough to withstand the colder temperatures. Antifreeze Levels: Proper antifreeze levels are vital to prevent your engine from freezing in sub-zero temperatures. Ch ... read more
What is the importance of the #TPMS System? It helps signal warning signals if your tire pressure gets to low. On your tires or even your spare tire. Or even let you know of a flat tire. Also if it flashes every time you turn your car on then stays on it can indicate that your sensor maybe no good. Be sure to have your #mechanic check it out
Driving on mismatched tires can cause premature and uneven wear on any new tires that are put on the vehicle. It can also cause the handling of the vehicle to be messed up because of the different wear and tread. Another expensive and dangerous thing can cause premature wearing on the braking system, drive train, and suspension. It may seem easier on the wallet to not buy all new tires but in the long run it will cost more, and most importantly, can be unsafe for you and others on the road.
Why Wont My Tire Pressure Light Go Off? Why Won't My Tire Pressure Light Go Off? The Tires are not inflated to your Car’s Recommended Tire Pressure, one or all of them. The Spare Tire sometimes has a Sensor on it so don’t forget to check that Tire Pressure. There can be a Leak In The Tire by a puncture or a sharp Object Stuck In The Tire. Your Rim could be Dirty and need cleaning. The Sensor can actually be bad or broken and might need replacing. Lastly, Your Sensor might need to be reset. You can do this by Driving it so it can reset. Some Vehicles might need to be reset by a procedure or Scan Tool. I don’t recommend going and replacing parts. Replacing random parts can be more costly than not. If you hav ... read more