Autumn means many things to many people including cooler weather, leaves falling, going back to school, and football season getting underway. It also means winter is around the corner, and your vehicle will need to be prepared. The following tips can help you prepare your car for fall.
Heat – Once the weather cools down you’ll need to switch over from using the A/C to taking advantage of the heater. Fall is a great time to make sure the heat is in good working order so you have plenty of time to get it fixed if it needs it.
Antifreeze – The coolant in your vehicle may be diluted during the summer months. It’s important to have it filled up and ready to go once temperatures drop.
Tires – The changing temperatures can affect tire pressure. Your tires are likely to lose some air pressure with the changing of the seasons, so you’ll want to have them checked and filled to the proper inflation rate. You should also have the tread checked because you’ll want good tread on icy roads.
Emergency Kit – Just in case you get stuck in a winter storm you’ll want to be prepared. Some things you should keep in your vehicle include:
- Ice Scraper
- First Aid Kid
- Jumper Cables
Headlights – As the days start to get shorter in the fall, you may find yourself making your daily commute in the dark. That means you’ll want to be sure your headlights are working correctly.
Wiper Blades – During the fall you’ll likely be driving out in the cold rain and snow and maybe even ice. You’ll want your windshield wipers in tip top shape to deal with the weather. Wipers can wear out from hot, dry weather over the summer. They should be replaced every six months or if they start to streak or chatter.
Fast Eddie’s is the place to bring your vehicle for a variety of preventative maintenance services to help prepare you for fall including:
- Oil Changes
- Wiper Blades
- Headlights & Bulbs
- Battery Replacement
- And Much More