Another September is upon us. Many are gearing up for sweater weather but did you know fall is arguably the most important season for vehicle maintenance? Before the season’s brisk, windy weather and shorter days arise, you’ll want to make sure your vehicle is prepared for fall roads.
Follow these maintenance tips to ensure your vehicle is ready for fall driving:
- Check your fluids. Fluids perform vital functions that keep your vehicle running effectively. As such, be sure to check your engine oil, coolant and brake fluid.
- Inspect the tires. Tires affect your vehicle’s braking ability, handling performance and overall safety. Use a gauge to assess the tread depth of your tires.
- Make sure all lights work. Ensure all of your vehicle’s exterior lights work. If they don’t, replace them.
- Check the wiper blades. Turn on your wiper blades and wash your windshield. If your wiper blades leave streaks, it’s time to replace them.
- Inspect the brakes. Check your brakes at least twice a year to ensure safety.
- Make sure the heater works. Check your heater to ensure it will provide heat when you need it.
We often let small tasks like these slip through the cracks, but just a little bit of your time could save you immensely in the future. Happy trails!