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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Newcomers to Colorado prepare for driving in the snow for the first time

Read what Fox31 and Steve Mancinelli have to say about driving in the winter. For the direct link, click here. DENVER -- Driving in the snow is challenging for anyone. Especially for the thousands of newcomers to Colorado, some of whom will be driving in heavy snow for the first time. Experts say it starts with tires. Colorado traction laws require drivers to replace worn-out tires for snow driving. Try the penny test to see if tread is good. Lincoln's head should be partially covered with tread. Also, tires lose pressure more easily in the cold. "Having proper tread so that depending on what the surface is, you get decent grip and traction in the snow is pretty crucial," said Steve Mancinelli with Mancinelli's Auto Repair. Batteries should also be checked so drivers don't get stranded. And if coolant is low, turning on the heat will only result in co ... read more

Safe Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving

You can always rely on Mancinelli’s to get your car through a Colorado winter when you prepare with winter maintenance, but you might need a few reminders when the snow and ice hits. Make Sure You Can See and Be Seen Your windshield wipers should probably be replaced with a winter or all season driving blade and your windshield should be cleaned on the inside. Keeping an extra bottle of wiper fluid during the snowy months is also a great idea. Defroster effectiveness is essential in the initial clearing of snow and ice from your windshield and should be checked well in advance of when you will need to use it. Your headlights need to be clean or even restored so you can see and be seen during those snowy nights. Tire Tread If your tread is getting low, your capability to drive on a slippery wet road will put you out of control. When in doubt, get new tires and make sure your trac ... read more

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