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01/07/2016

How to Keep You and Your Car Safe This Winter

The winter weather can prove to be a challenge not only for your vehicle, but also for you as you drive. To keep you safe on the winter roads take extra precautions as you drive and keep up with your vehicle's seasonal maintenance. Follow these tips from Ossinger's NW Enterprises in King County to stay safe this winter.

Winter Driving Tips in King County

Driving always requires the full attention of the driver, but in winter weather, it is even more important that distractions are kept to a minimum. Keep these important tips in mind as you hit the road this winter.

Give Yourself Time and Space

Since winter weather can cause traffic backups and road closures, be sure to give yourself extra time to make it to your destination. Leave earlier than usual when you need to be somewhere on time in order to avoid the stress caused by extra traffic. As you drive, allow for extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Sudden stops on wet or icy roads are more dangerous, so be sure you give yourself enough space to ease into a full stop.

See and Be Seen

Since the winter can be quite rainy and even snowy in some areas, do your best to maintain your visibility. To make sure you can see out of your windshield, keep it clean and free of snow or ice. Replace your windshield wipers and top off your windshield washing fluid. Clean your headlights and your taillights not only so you can see, but also so other drivers can see you on the road.

Maneuvering in Winter Weather

The slick roads can cause road conditions that you're not used to dealing with. If your car is skidding, steer into the skid for best results. For more traction while driving, use your lower gears. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, stomp on your brakes for sudden stops. For non-anti-lock brakes, pump your brakes to come to a stop.

What to Do if Your Car Stalls

If your car stops or stalls not he road, stay in your car and conserve your energy. Use your cell phone to call for help as soon as possible and place something bright on your antennae or windows. If you can, run your car to keep you warm, but don't let it idle for very long, especially in enclosed spaces. Contact Ossinger's NW Enterprises in King County for information about synthetic oil deals and specials in King County. If you're searching for quality synthetic oil for your car, motorcycle or lawn mower, give us a call at (206) 713- 1045 to find the best synthetic oil for all your needs! Don't forget to check out out online shop for even more AMSOIL products!

Winter Vehicle Maintenance in King County

By keeping up with your vehicle's seasonal maintenance, you are ensuring your vehicle is in good enough shape to keep you safe on the road. Follow these winter vehicle maintenance tips to keep you safe this winter.

Keep an Eye On Your Tires

Your tires are a very important part of your vehicle. Check them regularly in order to ensure they're at an appropriate pressure level. During the winter, cold temperatures will make your tire decrease, so continue to check them throughout the winter. Check the tread, making sure your tires aren't too worn for the road. Replace any tires that are too worn since these are no longer for the road. Don't forget to check on your spare tire. Avoid having a useless spare tire in a time of need by ensuring it's in good condition and at the proper pressure level.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change

Getting a synthetic oil change for your vehicle is a great idea this winter! Conventional oil tends to get thick and lose its fluidity in the cold winter temperatures. Since synthetic oil, like AMSOIL's Signature Series Oils, won't lost its fluidity, it is better able to protect your engine all winter long. Not only will it continue to flow through your engine efficiently, it will also better protect your engine during cold starts.

Fill Up On Gas

The cold winter temperatures can cause moisture to enter your gas tank, especially if it's running quite low. This moisture trapped in your tank can lead to rust and corrosion inside. To prevent this from happening, keep your gas tank as full as you can all winter long.

Synthetic Oil Change in King County

If you're interested in giving synthetic oil a try, contact Ossinger's NW Enterprises in King County for the best AMSOIL Oil for your vehicle. Call us at (206) 713- 1045 to find out more about AMSOIL's range of products. Don't forget to check out our online shop for all your AMSOIL needs.
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Shoreline, WA 98177 
United States


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