Safe Commuting | Bixby Auto Care
The Bixby auto care pros at Same Day can help ensure that your car is in safe condition for your daily commute.
You’re driving to work this morning with one part of your mind on the road and traffic and the other on tonight’s ORU game. You’re not the only motorist thinking of something other than driving. That’s partly a function of habit – you do the drive at least 10 times a week to and from home – and the fact that commutes are getting longer and longer.
The nonprofit Car Care Council notes that the Census reports commuting times have increased up to 20 percent since the data was first tracked in 1980. It’s important, according to the council, to make sure your commute is safe and comfortable. That’s translates into auto care.
The council suggests three items to help you commute safely and comfortably:
“Change your cabin air filter. The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air entering the passenger compartment. A functioning cabin air filter will help keep dirt, pollen, dust and exhaust fumes from entering your vehicle’s interior. Changing the cabin air filter at recommended intervals will allow you and your passengers to breathe clean air free from allergens and pollutants while commuting to and from work.
“Maintain vehicle safety systems. A vehicle’s wipers, mirrors, lights and brakes are key safety features that require routine maintenance. To ensure that you can see and be seen while on the road, make sure all lights are properly functioning, mirrors are clean, and both are properly aligned. Replace wiper blades that are cracked, chattering or streaking in order to maintain a clean windshield. Because driving in stop-and-go traffic is hard on a vehicle’s braking system, have your brakes inspected regularly as brakes are your car’s most important safety feature.
“A clean car makes a happy driver. The more time spent in the cars, the more likely dirt and clutter will collect inside. Maintaining a clean vehicle not only makes for a more comfortable drive, but it also contributes to a vehicle’s safety and longevity. Remember to keep the floors free of debris that may obstruct the foot pedals, and wash your car regularly to protect the paint, minimize rust and corrosion, and keep your windows clean for improved visibility.”
If you’re looking for a Bixby auto care specialist who can make sure your car’s systems – from the air filter and lights to the engine itself – are performing at peak efficiency, look no further than the trusted Bixby auto care technicians at Same Day Auto Repair.
Same Day is an AAA-approved auto repair facility. Same Day is the No. 1 AAA-approved auto repair service center in Oklahoma and has been for years. AAA members get a 10 percent discount on labor.
Same Day is the trusted locally owned service center for Tulsa auto care and auto repair. Same Day has six conveniently located Tulsa auto care and auto repair centers to help you – Berryhill, Sheridan, Bixby, Sand Springs, Claremore, and Southern Hills. For the best local Tulsa auto care and auto repair, call Same Day. Call today.
If you’re worried about cost. Don’t. Ask your Bixby auto care technician about Same Day’s payment options that can keep you on the road for as little as $40 per month. Your Sand Springs auto care technician can explain the program in detail and walk you through the easy three-minute application process.
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