Four Fall Car Care Types You Should be Certain to Complete in the Coming Weeks

Autumn is no doubt a season characterized by loads of changes. Not only do we see the foliage changing from vibrant green hues to the golden, amber, and crimson reds we’ve come to expect from fall, but the change in temperatures yield numerous other shifts, as well. We start to don our warmer attire and partake in our favorite fall activities like apple picking, leaf peeping, pumpkin carving, cider sipping and the likes.

It’s important to note that the transition from summer to fall weather will affect your vehicle, as well. Sure, we tend to place greater emphasis on readying our cars for winter’s harsh temperatures, snow and ice, but fall car care is crucial to safe seasonal driving, too. In fact, October has been dubbed “Fall Car Care Month.” In the spirit of the month, we’re providing our readers with some tips to take into consideration to be the safest driver you can be this fall.

  1. Check your battery and charging system. Cold weather is tough on car batteries, so it’s best to check in on the battery and its system. If you’re battery is more than three years old, it’s probably not a bad idea to have it replaced – the folks here in our service center can help you out in that department.
  2. Mind your heater, defrosters, and wiper blades. Make sure your HVAC system is working properly, as this plays a vital role in your car’s interior comfort and windshield defrosting abilities. Wiper blades generally need to be replaces every year, so keep that in mind as we head into the fall and winter seasons, as well.
  3. Tires. Keep an eye on your tires’ pressure and tread depth. Uneven wear is a sign you may be in need of a wheel alignment, and whether you change over to winter tires or not, tire pressure should be checked weekly as they will typically lose pressure more rapidly in the colder months.
  4. Don’t underestimate the importance of checking your brakes. Have your entire brake system checked – chances are you will rely on your vehicle’s ability to stop quickly and safely more so in the winter months, when roads are prone to being icy and snow-covered.
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