Follow These Car Care Tips for Winter 2018

Car Care Tips for Winter

Winters are rough on our vehicles—rougher than any other time of year. Make sure your vehicle survives it through another cold and snowy season by following these winter car care tips:

  • Regularly check your tire pressure: Tires lose pressure quickly in the winter—about a pound of pressure for every 10-degree decrease. Manually check your tire pressure each week and pump them up as necessary. Also, test your tread depth while you’re down there to ensure you have enough tread to handle snowy and icy roads.
  • Or just put on snow tires: We can get a fair amount of snow here in Kentucky. Consider investing in snow tires this winter season.
  • Check all your exterior lights: It gets dark much sooner in the winter, which means more “nighttime driving.” Make sure you can see and be seen by testing your exterior lights once a week, including headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals.
  • Leave up your wiper blades: If you park outside, raise your windshield wiper arms up so they don’t get stuck to your windshield with ice.
  • Don’t let your fuel drop below half a tank: Always having half a tank of gas is a safe bet in the winter in case you get stranded and need to run your heat until help arrives.

If you’re worried about your vehicle or need help getting it ready for ice or snow, make sure to find a repair shop now before you get in trouble down the line.

 

Kentucky Road Trips: National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green

Corvettes Through The Years

Living in Paducah gives us access to so many easy and exciting Kentucky road trips. One of our favorite quick road trips is the journey to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The trip is just two and a half hours, with the museum located roughly 150 miles away.

The National Corvette Museum has more than 80 Corvettes on display, including many one of a kinds. The museum was built in the 90s and has hosted millions of visitors since. You can also grab a bite to eat there at the Corvette Café and, more exciting, visit the connected NCM Motorsports Park where you can watch Corvettes in action or even take a lap in a Corvette if you are brave enough.

The National Corvette Museum fell victim to a sinkhole earlier this decade. The sinkhole that formed inside the museum swallowed several classic Corvettes. Some of these were restored and are back on display; others remain on display in their damaged condition as a reminder of what happened at the museum.

The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with the exception of New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

If you want to impress your fellow museum attendees in Bowling Green, come talk to us at Chip Wynn Motors about our classic car options.