Fall Car Care Tips
FALL CAR CARE
October can be a strange weather month in Nebraska, making it the perfect time to get your car ready for winter weather! Use these easy tips for Fall car care to help make sure your ride is ready for colder temps!
1. Check The Health Of Your Tires
Doing a tire check is a must for any vehicle inspection. When you inspect your tires, check your tire’s tread depth, and while you’re inspecting your tires, look for any bulges and bald spots. Check the tire pressure to ensure they are at the correct PSI. If you are not sure what the recommended PSI is for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual. When the temperatures drop like they are known to do, tire pressure drops with it!
2. Inspect the Battery
A sudden shift in temperature could leave you with a car that won’t start. Make sure it’s tight and free of corrosion during your inspection and, check the battery connections. Harsh winters can be hard on your vehicle’s battery.
3. Check Wiper Blades, Defrosters and the Heater
Not only is checking your vehicle’s heating important to keep you comfortable while driving, but it’s also for your safety! Having a properly functioning heater allows your vehicle to defrost windows, increasing your visibility in the colder months. Wiper blades should typically be replaced every six months. While inspecting your wiper blades, make sure they are not cracked, torn or leave streaks across your windshield.
4. Check All of Your Lights
Ensure all of your vehicle’s lights are in working order; this includes headlights, taillights, brake lights, fog lights and hi-beams. Also, look at the clarity of your headlights. Cloudy headlights aren’t as easy for oncoming traffic to see, and it cuts down on your visibility on the road.
Regular vehicle maintenance can give your vehicle a longer life and help keep you safe while on the road!