- March 2, 2015
Fall and Winter weather can cause wear on our vehicles, specifically tires and wipers. Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring.
Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ice.
Rainy weather also affects driver visibility. Continued use of your vehicle’s wipers can wear them down causing them to streak and smear across your windshield impairing your vision. Dirt and other winter weather debris can also wear them down as they get stuck or built up on your wipers and windshield.
Bellingham Automotive’s trained technicians are here to evaluate all your vehicle’s needs. Let us know how we can help today!