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Cleveland Winter Driving Tips

November 27, 2014 by David Redstone

While the first day of winter is not yet upon us (December 21, 2014), the winter weather most certainly is. That’s why it’s the perfect time to share with you some Cleveland winter driving tips.

The three P’s of safe winter driving:

PREPARE your car
PROTECT yourself
PREVENT crashes

PREPARE YOUR CAR

  • Fill up your fuel tank
  • Check battery
  • Check tire tread
  • Check windshield wipers
  • Keep your windows clear
  • Put no-freeze windshield washer fluid in the washer reservoir
  • Check your antifreeze level

Keep in your trunk:

  • Flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • Abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats)
  • Shovel
  • Snow brush and ice scraper
  • Warning devices (like flares)
  • Blankets

For longer trips, bring some additional food and water (you never know how long you may be stranded).

Stopped or stalled?

Stay in your car! Put your hazards on and shine your dome light. If you run your car, clear the exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.

Plan your route: Allow plenty of time (check the weather and leave early if necessary), be familiar with the maps/directions and let others know your route and your estimated arrival time.

Practice cold weather driving

  • During the day, find an empty parking lot and practice maneuvers slowly on ice or snow.
  • Steer into a skid.
  • Know what your brakes will do: stomp on antilock brakes, pump on non-antilock brakes.
  • Stopping distances are longer on water-covered ice and ice.

PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Buckle up and use child safety seats properly.
  • Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag.
  • Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat.

PREVENT CRASHES

  • Always drive with your headlights on.
  • Slow down and increase distances between cars.
  • Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking in the road.
  • Avoid fatigue – Get plenty of rest before a trip, stop at least every three hours and rotate drivers if possible.
  • If you are planning to drink, designate a sober driver

Have a safe winter!

Boruch

 

Based on information from:

OSHA logo National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

 

Posted in: Driving Tips

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June 17, 2014 by David Redstone

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Print the coupon below to get your FREE auto a/c performance check:

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We Saved a Cleveland Resident $1,200 on Auto A/C Repair!

July 29, 2012 by Boruch

One of my favorite kind of stories…

Last week a woman entered our shop asking if we could fix her air conditioning. She said that a friend of hers had recommended MasterWorks Automotive as an honest and reliable shop and she wanted to try us out. Without much ado I assured her that we would be able to service her vehicle and that she would be in good hands. She seemed a little nervous though and this prompted me to ask a few more questions. After informing her that we would perform the necessary diagnostics to determine what was wrong with her air conditioning she promptly responded that another shop shop had already looked at the problem and determined that she needed a new compressor which they estimated would cost between $1,200 and $1,500!

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Welcome to the New MasterWorks Automotive Blog!

June 20, 2012 by cre8d

Auto repair in Cleveland. It’s a big topic, but we’re here to help you with helpful tips, sound advice and a good story or two here on our new blog.

Avoiding car repair on Cleveland roads can be quite challenging. You have snow and salt to deal with in the winter and pot holes to deal with in the spring and summer. Plus, there’s scheduled maintenance that needs to be performed and sometimes even breakdowns happen. In future posts, we’ll be exploring all of these issues, plus lots more to keep your car running in tip-top shape and on the road.

If there’s any topic you would like to see discussed, please send us an email at info@masterworksautomotive.com.

We hope you enjoy the blog. Feel free to leave your comments or share posts with your friends and family.

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