Getting your vehicle ready for Fall 2020

Published on

September 1, 2020

September is an essential time to take advantage of car maintenance and is also the perfect opportunity to get your car ready for fall driving. The nights are going to be longer and wet weather will be here soon. Now is a great time to get your wiper blades inspected and to make sure your window washer fluid is full.

Car Breakdowns – an inconvenience anytime it occurs and can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Reduce the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble by following a vehicle service schedule and performing routine maintenance.

Read your owner's manual.

Following the manufacturer's recommended service schedules should be your top priority. There are usually two schedules listed on your manual - normal and severe.

Oil Change

Change your oil and oil filter every 3000 miles or so. Your oil change schedule can depend on your driving and the conditions in which you drive and how you drive. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual for a recommendation from the manufacturer.

Fuel

Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. A full gas tank helps keep moisture from forming.

Cooling Systems

The coolant in your car keeps the engine cool during the summer months and keeps the fluid from freezing in the cold of winter. Your vehicle's cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled every 24 months.

Preventative Maintenance

Don't delay any repairs if needed. Be sure to address engine drivability problems on time to avoid more extensive work down the road.

Lights

Make a habit of inspecting all your lights and bulbs. Replace burned-out bulbs and regularly clean road grime from all lenses. Remember never to use a dry rag to prevent scratching.

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