April Showers - Bring New Tires?

April 8th, 2014

You've heard the old adage 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' - those April Showers also bring with them the need to assess the condition of your vehicle and tires. API is your source for tires Charlottesville, VA and your reliable home of auto repair Charlottesville, VA.

We recommend you have the treads on your tires checked regularly and let API help you become knowledgeable about when it is time to change your tires. Tires with proper treads offer the most grip in inclement weather, helping you to avoid hydroplaning. No matter how safely you drive, you cannot always count on other drivers to be as aware around you, having your vehicle in top running condition gives you the extra edge you need to maintain control in dangerous situations.

Other tips for preparing your car to be Spring ready include changing your windshield wipers, keeping break inspections up to date and getting your car serviced at the proper time. Regular maintenance saves you time and money in the long run.

Always use common safety practices such as driving with both hands, increasing distance between surrounding vehicles and not accelerating or braking suddenly when hydroplaning, instead lightly tapping on the gas until the traction has returned to your vehicle.  

API is dedicated to customer safety and customer service. We offer the most up-to-date technology and quality products to customers including tire brands such as Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal. We are honored to be a long standing part of the community, providing tires and auto repair services to Charlottesville, VA.

Schedule a Spring tune up online with our easy to use appointment booking system. While scheduling your appointment find our full array of services, products and information, check out our wide array of promotions, and even get a free quote for your tires or service.

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