When devout beachgoers are cowering from the cold, winter sports enthusiasts are hitting their stride. A great hub for outdoor cold-weather activities, Lake Stevens, Washington, is seasonably cool (daily high temperatures in the 40’s) and gets about four inches of snow per year. The town, however, is located on a plateau near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. These lower elevations average 10-30 inches of snow per year, while higher elevations receive 250-500 inches. Although it’s hard to imagine a better place for winter fun, it’s no fun at all if you can’t get there. If you don’t want to miss out on the great times, bring your vehicle to A-Z Transmission & Exhaust to prepare your car ahead for winter weather.
If you check out your auto before freezing weather, you free yourself to check into the fun when the temperature drops and the snow starts falling. First, make sure you take care of the little common sense things you can do yourself. If you’re going on an outing where travel conditions are questionable, prioritize your safety by making good decisions, and make sure you have a full tank of gas as well as survival items such as water, snacks, and a blanket stashed in your car. Second, let us take care of the preparations that are less comfortable for you. For example, your tires are critically important. They should have sufficient air pressure and tread. Also, you may want to consider snow tires. We can talk with you about the pros and cons, including considerations such as decreased fuel mileage and the feasibility of, therefore, using snow tires only in winter months. Further, let us check your heater to make sure it’s working properly. Few things are worse than discovering it’s broken on the first bitterly cold night. Additionally, it’s wise to check the battery and change the oil and antifreeze before winter arrives.
You probably don’t want to limit yourself to just one possible recreational activity, and you certainly don’t want to be constrained by a vehicle that won’t take you where you need to go. You want a full range of fun possibilities, so you need an auto repair shop that can offer you a complete slate of services to prepare your ride for your next winter outing. As our name A-Z Transmission & Exhaust suggests, we’re that shop that can take care of all your car care winterization needs in Lake Stevens, Washington.