Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall!
October is Fall Car Care Awareness Month! As we transition into the Fall season, it's a good time to take care of the maintenance on your vehicle. We've put together a list of 5 tips that will help you get your vehicle ready the fall season.
1. Check Wiper Blades, Defrosters, and Heater
Fall can sometimes be a rainy season, and with the leaves falling you want to be sure your wipers are working properly to keep your windshield clear for proper visibility. Although temperatures have been high going into the season, once they begin to drop you'll want to make sure your vehicle's heating, venting and cooling (HVAC) system is working properly for your comfort, and safety too.
2. Check the Battery
Extremely hot weather from the summer and overcharging are the two main reasons for a shortened battery life. It's important to check the battery connections to make sure they're tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Changing your battery following your vehicle's manufacturer's instructions is also recommended.
3. Check the Lights
Make sure your headlights and taillights are working properly, including brake lights, fog lights, and hi-beams. As we head into the new season it will be darker for longer periods of the day so you'll be required to use your lights more often. The saying goes, 'see and be seen'. If the clarity of your lights is poor, we suggest a headlight restoration service so that your visibility isn't compromised.
4. Check the Tires
The tires on your vehicle are THE MOST important safety feature between your vehicle and the road, so checking them is a must. It's important to keep proper air levels in your tires, for both safety and gas mileage purposes. Keeping a regular schedule to check the tire pressure is important as the temperature begins to drop as it will affect the pressure in your tires. You can check your owner's manual for the proper levels needed in your tires. Also, check the tread depth and any signs of wear and tear such as bulges or bald spots.
5. Check the Brakes
The second most important safety feature on your vehicle is the braking system so that you're able to stop properly to avoid accidents. If you're noticing signs of poor performance on your brakes, it's important to have them checked immediately.
At Quality Plus Automotive we perform a complimentary full vehicle inspection on every vehicle that enters our shop, no matter what the service is that's needed. Your safety is our priority. Contact us today to schedule your maintenance appointment, and we'll ensure your vehicle is ready for the season.