Now that fall is finally here, we’re putting the heat to rest. Chilly weather, wet roads, and falling leaves will be in Aberdeen before we know it. You’ll want to have your vehicle prepped and primed to handle these conditions, or else unexpected breakdowns and repairs will surprise you later on.
To help you take better care of your vehicle this season, here are our top 5 maintenance tips for fall.
Tip #1: Test The Car Battery
Your battery probably went through a lot of stress. With the transition to colder weather, it may cause your battery to wear down even more. It is important to check your battery for corrosion and test your battery for a proper charge. The last thing you want is to be stranded because of a dead battery.
Tip #2: Change The Windshield Wiper Blades
When rain showers or even early snow flurries make an appearance this fall, you have to come prepared with effective wipers. If you want your windshield to be clean and clear, make sure you upgrade the wipers before they wear out.
Tip #3: Check Tires
In any road condition, your tires should be adaptive in gripping the road properly. The tread depth on your tires should be at least 2/32 of an inch to be deemed safe for the road. To ensure your tires wear evenly, continuously monitor their tire pressure.
Tip #4: Make Sure All Lights Work
Dim, flickering, or fuzzy lights can cause major visibility issues. Not only do bad headlights make it harder for you to see the road, but they can also prevent other drivers from seeing you. When you walk to look at your headlights, don’t miss the brake lights, turn lights, high beams, and others.
Tip #5: Run the Heater
Freezing in your car throughout the fall and winter sounds miserable. To avoid shivering in your car, test to see if your heater works. Additionally, the defrosters need to operate too. They are necessary to clear up foggy windows.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding fall car care, please call or visit the professional team at Eddie’s Northside Sinclair soon. We look forward to hearing from you!