Be sure to care for your car this holiday season: snow tires, oil change and good brakes help get you safely through Madison’s winter.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and that makes today the official start to the holiday weekend. And it seems everyone is running somewhere. Some people are running around the Madison area shopping for tomorrow’s feast. Some are running to get on the road to go visit family and friends for the holiday. A few are quite literally running to make sure they’re ready for tomorrow’s Berbee Derby in Fitchburg. And turkeys are running for their lives. (Hide for another 24 hours or so and they’ve made it through this Thanksgiving.)
But whether you’re running around town or going on a much longer road trip, you need to be careful. And who better to offer safety advice for your trip than Mom? Travelingmom.com, that is. Among Mom’s tips: “Driving slowly and maintaining plenty of room between you and the next car is the easiest way to avoid accidents. … Allow for three-to-12 times more stopping distance depending on the size of your vehicle. … Stock your car with a shovel, broom, ice scraper, jumper cables, blankets, flashlight, warning devices (flares), sand or kitty litter, and high-calorie non-perishable food. … Keep spare, charged batteries for cell phones in your car. … Keep your gas tank full to prevent the fuel line from freezing. Also, make sure the windshield wiper fluid reservoir is full. … Check to make sure your lights and windshield wipers are functioning properly. In most states it is illegal to drive if either is malfunctioning; and in certain weather situations it is also extremely unsafe. … If you get stuck in the snow, stay in your car – it’s your best shelter. Don’t leave unless help is within 100 yards.”
Of course, the best guard against problems is prevention. That’s why you should have the ASE-certified auto mechanics at Terry’s Car Care look over your car or truck and make sure it’s roadworthy. And should there be a problem – brakes, battery, transmission – you need to get the repair done before you get on the road.
Now’s a good time to have Terry’s make sure your car or truck is winter worthy. We have some two money-saving specials, but today and Friday are the last days you can take advantage of them: a $59.95 coupon for a winter maintenance package that usually costs $134.95 and a $15 rebate on a Valvoline Synpower oil change.
If you need new tires, or perhaps you haven’t gotten a set of snow, or winter, tires yet, we have another special that’s good through the end of the year: a mail-in rebate for up to $160 on Goodyear tires. (We carry all tire brands, sizes and styles.)
Terry’s has been Madison’s most trusted auto repair and new tire sales shop for more than 46 years. Whether you’re getting out of town for Thanksgiving, or just running errands in the Madison area, we’ll make sure your car or truck is ready.