Winter Driving In Auburn, Washington and Surrounding Areas

The city of Auburn, Washington is primarily located in King County with a small portion bleeding over into Pierce County.  It is one of several Seattle suburbs and has a population 70,000+ according to the 2010 US Census.  Interestingly enough, the heaviest precipitation months are November through March with nearly 26” of the annual 37” or 70% falling during this time.  Additionally, 158 days out of the year (43%) sees rainfall with the occasional snowfall occurring during the coldest months of December through February.

Winter driving in the greater Seattle area can oftentimes be a tedious endeavor, especially if your vehicle has not been safety inspected for traveling this time of year.  This is even more important if you are driving either a foreign vehicle or domestic.

In many cases, high winds combined with rain or snow are the perfect recipe for accidents, injuries, and fatalities.  It’s a given that you need to see that your engine is in peak operating condition for this time of the year.  It should be properly tuned and the cooling system should be drained and flushed so that you do not incur an unexpected breakdown.  You should also make sure that your battery is charging at full power, your tires are in good condition, and your windshield wipers are in top operating condition.

Traction and visibility are extremely important throughout the year.  However, these are two of the most critical elements involved in safe winter driving.  It is recommended that you take your vehicle to a foreign automotive repair in Auburn, WA with certified technicians to ensure that your tires are in safe driving condition or replace them if they are not.

A foreign automotive repair professional, like the ones you’ll find at Auburn Foreign Car, is fully trained and skilled at doing winter driving safety inspections and can make any necessary repairs that arise.

Keep in mind that no auto repair technician can do it all and that you may need to take your foreign or domestic vehicle to professionals who specialize in the care and maintenance of these vehicles.

Written by Auburn Foreign & Domestic