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Prepare Your Vehicle For Ski Season

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It’s November, and hopefully, ski season is just around the corner. Whether you’re headed for Tahoe or just up the road to Mt. Shasta, be sure your vehicle is as ready as you are to hit the slopes. Standard Auto Care in Sacramento can help you winterize your car for those long weekend trips.

Call us at 916 924-8040 before you head out, or if you live south of us, stop by on your way. We’ll check your antifreeze and other fluids as well as your belts and hoses. We’ll also check your tires to be sure they have tread deep enough for the snow and are properly inflated. Under-or over-inflated tires can take you and your vehicle ice skating when you least expect it.

Ski season is often snow driving season for beginners, so be extra careful if you’re new to snowy, icy conditions. You’ll want to watch out for other drivers, pedestrians, and animals, too. Before you head out, make sure you pack an emergency winter supply box for your car. You never know when how long you be stuck in traffic on those long icy roads. Be sure to include:

  • Flashlights
  • Road flares
  • First-aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Extra set of clothes for the driver
  • Extra pairs of gloves
  • A Bag of sand or kitty litter for extra traction
  • An ice scraper
  • High-energy snacks like nuts or jerky

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Standard Auto Care. We appreciate your business and wishes you a safe and exciting ski season. If you’re headed to Tahoe, don’t forget to stop at Apple Hill in Placerville. They have the most delicious apples or sale this time of year.

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