Car Care Tips For Fall

September 23rd, 2016 by

With the new season comes the return of pumpkin spice, multi-colored leaves, Halloween and a whole list of fun fall-themed activities. It also means the return of cold weather and shorter days, so you will need to make sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the changing season. In honor of yesterday being the first official day of Fall we wanted to share some tips from the Car Council on ways to get your vehicle ready fro the new season. In our next blog we will go over some common fall road hazards that you should look for as the season changes.

1.) HVAC System – Most likely you have not had a need to turn on the heater system in your vehicle since sometime in early spring. So heat has not been tested in at least six months and so you should be sure to turn it on and make sure that everything is filtering and ventilating properly. That way if there is an issue you can have it taken care of before the really cold weather starts to set in.

2.) Battery and Charging System -A dead battery is the last thing you want to deal with especially when the temperature is lower and the sun sets earlier. Therefore, check out your battery to see if it needs to be replaced especially if it is more than three years old. Look for signs of corrosion and make sure all of the system connections are clean and tight.

3.) Windshield Wiper Blades -Your windshield wiper blades should be replaced about every six months and with you heading into the season of falling leaves and eventually snow and slush you will want wiper blades that are in top shape.

4.) Brakes – Ensure that the fluid levels are all properly filled and look for signs of wear on the drums, rotors, and linings.

5.) Tires – Take a look at the tread depth of your tires to see if they are still durable enough to make it through the fall and winter. You should also have your tires rotated and re-aligned before the new season s fully underway.

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