At Carlsbad Auto Service, we want to make sure you have the safest and happiest holiday season imaginable! Tensions run high this time of year, and we want to help you relax and hold space for the things that matter in life: Your loved ones!
So, without further ado, here are our hot tips for a cool holiday driving season:
Check your tires
Here in Sunny CA, we don’t need to worry much about snow. However, winter rains can wreak havoc on tires that are bald or unevenly worn, so November is a great time to winterize these tires. Have them checked out at our auto shop!
Check your fluids
Checking your fluids should be part of every routine auto repair maintenance! Brake fluid, transmission fluid, oil, and washer fluid all should be topped off. Your car gets thirsty just like you, and keeping these fluids at appropriate levels means your vehicle will run better!
Don’t drink and drive
It should go without saying. If you are going to drink, please arrange for a designated driver, or else take an Uber or Lyft to your destination. Alcohol-related accidents peak around the holidays, so please, we urge you, take care of yourself out there.
Allow extra time to get places
Traffic during the holidays can be a bear. Beat the stress and leave plenty of time when you’re heading out. Use Waze to estimate traffic times, and arrive early! Practice mindful breathing when you’re stuck in a traffic jam.
Get your eyes checked
With less daylight to go around and more driving in darkness, it’s a good idea to head to the optometrist and make sure your peepers are up to date on their prescriptive lenses. Eye prescriptions can change subtly, so it makes sense to get them checked once every couple of years or so.