Fall Car Maintenance

September 13th, 2018 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the first official day of fall only a few weeks away, it won’t be long until the weather begins to change! Check out these tips to get your vehicle ready for the fall and help keep yourself and others safe on the road.

Check your battery

A fully charged battery is very important every morning when you go to start your car. You can bring your vehicle into Freedom Honda and have one of our trained technicians check and/or replace your battery. Some signs you might need a new battery could be corrosion or difficulty starting the vehicle on the first try.

Check and change your oil

Regular checks on oil life can save you time and money in the long run from preventing a leak and prolonging your vehicle’s life. Refill all of the fluids in your vehicle, including washer, brake and steering fluids to the necessary levels to allow for proper operation.

Get a car wash

It might sound like a silly tip, but it’s always great to have a fresh start to a new season. Take your vehicle to the car wash, vacuum the interior, and wipe all the dust off the dash. If your windows have been down all summer, it will be good to get any remaining pollen, leaves, or mud out of your interior before the new season starts.

Check all the vehicle’s lights

Have a friend or family member sit in the driver’s seat and turn on all the vehicle’s exterior lights so you can see exactly which ones need replacing. Be sure to replace any of the bulbs that are out or seem dim to avoid endangering other drivers or being pulled over. This is also a great tip because as the weather gets cooler, the sun also sets earlier, and you’ll be driving in the dark more often. Having bright, working lights will keep you and others safe on the road.

Check your brakes

The brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They need to be working properly all year round but specifically in the fall and winter months when you need to come to stops quicker due to wet road conditions and inclement weather. If you have any squealing or grinding happening in your brakes, it is always a good idea to get them checked out before a big winter storm hits.

Check tires and tire pressure

As the weather changes, so does your tire pressure. Before fall begins, be sure to check your tires for wear and tear to make sure you don’t need a new set for a different season of driving. Checking your tire pressure should also be on your to-do list to ensure there are no leaks that need patching or holes that would lead to replacement.

Let’s work together to keep drivers in Colorado safe this fall. Schedule your appointment with the Freedom Honda service team today!

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