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Be Safe This Winter with El Niño Coming

Floods, Mudslides and Mayhem


For sometime now, scientists have been predicting that the El Niño weather pattern this winter to come could finally ease the four year California drought. They see evidence of a strong El Niño which could potentially dump heavy rains in the state, particularly in Southern California.


Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge says “Everything now is going to the right way for El Niño. If this lives up to its potential, this thing can bring a lot of floods, mudslides and mayhem.”

Rains and flooding could spell big trouble for your car. To help prepare for this coming winter and be road safe as El Niño hits, we recommend having these basic checks:


  • Clean your headlights, windshield and windows. Visibility is key to road safety when driving so make sure that the above components are clean and free of spots that could hinder your view of the road.


  • Change your wiper blades. You may not have used them much during the summer months but you can be sure you’ll be using them a lot when the rains start pouring. We recommend changing them every other year.


  • Check you battery. Your car’s battery is its lifeline and during winter months, it undergoes immense pressure from headlights, heater, wipers and even the radio being turned on all at once. Have your mechanic test your battery to determine whether it is still good in terms of output and charging time.

Finally, have your mechanic check your vehicle’s most important safety system - the brake system. If you have not already done so, now is the perfect time to have a Murrieta brake repair before the rains start.


For routine maintenance, it is recommended that you have your brakes checked once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning light. A test drive should also be done to detect any other potential brake system problems.


Should you notice your car pulling to the left or right, or if you hear noises that you have not heard before when you apply the brakes, you should have your brakes inspected. Other warning signs may include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, spongy brakes, vibration or other symptoms. If you are observing these warning cues from your car , definitely take it in for a Murrieta brake repair.


Driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of brake lining material in your car can affect brake wear. Whatever the case may be, it is always good practice to never put off routine brake inspections or any other needed Murrieta brake repair. Doing so can cause potential accidents and certainly lead to a more costly repair bill.


“A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.”


So, to ensure your vehicle’s road worthiness this coming winter, take your car in for a Murrieta brake repair at American Auto Care.

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