Winter Automobile Tips

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With Texas winters storms approaching....we still have customers needing to move. Below are tips that our managers and crews use for traveling safely down the roads. We want to arrive safely and move your belongings safely. Give us a call to discuss your concerns when moving in cold weather.

Car Tips: 

Sure, here are some car tips for winter weather:

  1. Winter Tires: Consider switching to winter tires. They provide better traction on icy and snowy roads compared to all-season tires.
  2. Check Your Battery: Cold weather can be tough on car batteries. Make sure your battery is in good condition, and replace it if it's old or weak.
  3. Antifreeze/Coolant: Ensure that your antifreeze/coolant is at the right levels. This prevents your engine from freezing.
  4. Engine Oil: Switch to a winter-grade oil that is designed for colder temperatures.
  5. Wiper Blades and Fluid: Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition, and use winter-grade windshield washer fluid to prevent freezing.
  6. Check Lights: Ensure that all your lights are working properly. Winter days are shorter, and good visibility is crucial.
  7. Brakes: Have your brakes inspected. Icy roads require good braking capability.
  8. Emergency Kit: Put together a winter emergency kit including items like blankets, a flashlight, extra warm clothing, non-perishable snacks, and a first aid kit.
  9. Fuel Level: Keep your fuel tank at least half full to prevent fuel line freezing.
  10. Tire Pressure: Cold weather can cause tire pressure to drop. Check and maintain proper tire pressure.
  11. Drive Cautiously: Reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Roads can be slippery, and it takes longer to stop in icy conditions.
  12. Stay Informed: Check weather and road conditions before heading out. Be aware of any advisories or warnings.

Remember, safety is the top priority, so it's crucial to be well-prepared for winter driving conditions.

Tips for Moving:

  1. The movers will need to go in and out of your house - meanig the door will be open alot during the day. Try and stage as many of your items near the front door.
  2. Be packed and ready so the move goes quickly.
  3. Even though it is cold.....drink your water and stay hydrated
  4. Call Fantastic Moves and see if you can schedule your move to a different day. Safety First
  5. Clear your pathway if there is snow and ice. Our team will place floor protection down indoor you home.

Be safe - Fantastic Moves

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