Here Come the Deer
Believe it or not, around this time last year, we were seeing highs in the 90s even into October. In 2019, there was no September cool down. This year has been a bit different. September was seasonal to cool for the most part and October looks to start out in that same trend. Folks in our area are no strangers to seeing deer on the roadways. Not only are we getting closer to rutting season (which generally turns bucks into lunatics), but with the cooler weather approaching, we will see deer having to travel further to find sources of food. This means more deer crossing roadways. We are already seeing the results from an uptick in deer strike showing up here at the shop in the form of front end and fender damage. As we move into fall, we urge folks to exercise caution on area roadways.
We are fortunate to have a number of great auto service shops in our area. between the deer and the reemergence of wet leaves on the roads, if you have any concern about your vehicle’s ability to safely come to a stop in the event of a sudden emergency, talk to a mechanic about reviewing your brake system and tire tread depth. The health of these two parts of your car, truck or SUV is often the most critical aspects of accident avoidance.