Getting Your Car Ready for Fall

Getting Your Car Ready for FallAs we dive into fall it is important to take some time to ensure that your car is ready for the change in weather. Now is the perfect time of your to conduct necessary maintenance for your vehicle, so as to lessen the chances of having an emergency as the rain and snow begins to fall. The following are a few key ways to ensure that your vehicle is going to remain safe and reliable all fall and winter long.

Oil Change

People tend to put extra miles on their car during summer. If that's you, and you have not already done so be sure to have this service completed as soon as possible. Fresh oil will ensure that the moving parts of the motor are properly lubricated.

Check Your Fluids

You will also want to check the levels of other fluids in your vehicle, and if necessary, have a fluid flush completed. Be sure to check the levels of the coolant, transmission fluid and power steering fluid.

Check Your Tires

As we head into the slippery season you will want to make sure that your vehicle is outfitted with the appropriate tires. Bare tread and aging tires can lead to poor traction, especially on wet or snowy roads, which could result in an accident.

Test Your Battery

Head to your local auto shop to ensure that your vehicle's battery is healthy. A dead battery would be the last thing you'd want when it's freezing cold out and you have a cart full of groceries to get home.

Ensure All Lights Work

The days are getting shorter, which means you will be relying on your lights more. Other drivers will also be relying on you to have a full working light system, so that they can see you coming towards them. Check your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, blinkers, park lights and reverse lights.

New Windshield Wipers

Test your windshield wipers with the windshield cleaning fluid. If they have trouble clearing the water and smear dirt across your windshield, you'd be right in thinking it is time for new wipers.

If your vehicle is in need of fall auto maintenance in Appleton be sure to visit the crew at Auto Select Express. We offer fast and affordable auto maintenance services for all makes and models. To learn more give us a call at (920) 734-0555 or stop by for quality car maintenance in Appleton for any make or model.

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