Hurricane season has started. The New Orleans auto care pros at Twin Tire will help make sure your car is ready for any weather emergency.
It's Father's Day and a time for dads everywhere to celebrate. Maybe they're being taken out to places like a jazz brunch or staying home and grilling out for the rest of the family, but it's their day. It's one of the main events in June.
June is also famous for another reason: It's the start of hurricane season. And that means it's time to be ready for anything the weather might throw at us. The biggest piece of advice when it comes to hurricane season is prepare, prepare, prepare. And that goes for your car - something a lot of us don't think about until it's too late.
When it comes to your car and hurricane preparedness, the Christian Science Monitor has this advice: "Maintain, maintain, maintain."
"We're sure that most of you are very, very good about maintaining your vehicles. We have no doubt that you dutifully drive in for oil changes, tire rotations, and all the other items on the car-owner's to-do list, even when it means losing some Saturday nap time on the sofa," the Monitor says.
It adds, "Just for the sake of argument, though, let's assume there are a couple of you who've fallen out of step. Now is a great time to get back in your car's good graces by taking your vehicle in for a check of its fluid levels, tire pressure, and other punch-list items.
"And no matter whether you're on top of things or playing catch-up, go a step further than you ordinarily would. Ask your mechanic to look over the a/c, the spare tire (if you have one), and your belts. Pretend you're going on a very long, frustrating road trip, most of which will be spent stuck in traffic -- which is, unfortunately, a pretty accurate description of an evacuation.
"Most importantly, do all this now. Don't wait until August rolls around and the category-threes are knocking at your door. Getting ahead of the game will make the stressful process of evacuation just a tiny bit calmer."
The best people to consult about New Orleans hurricane preparation for your car are the certified New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire Auto Care. Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three conveniently located New Orleans auto repair and auto care centers to help you: Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto repair and auto care center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles