Celebrate Fall Car Care Month With These Three Tips

October 30, 2020 1:41 pm Published by

Fall is here and now is the perfect time to get ready for the cold temperatures of winter by getting ahead of projects before the cold weather makes your vehicle start to seize up. By getting ahead of potential issues before they become serious problems you can easily help extend your vehicle’s lifespan for years to come. If you are interested in taking care of your car or truck on your own to help you save tens of thousands of dollars over time, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find all the parts you need for a price that you will love. You can easily become an expert DIY mechanic with tips and parts from your local U Pull And Pay. Here are three easy ways you can take care of your vehicle and get ready for dropping temperatures.

Check Your Lights

As the weather changes and we get less sunlight throughout the day it becomes more and more important to make sure that your headlights are in strong working condition. Take the time now to check your brake lights, high beams, and fog lights to make sure that all of your lights are working and you don’t have any bulbs out. Make sure that you check your lenses as well to see if you need to clean them, as foggy lenses can reduce your headlight power by up to 30%. You can easily clean off your headlights with a simple lens cleaning kit in just a few minutes, so make sure that you keep these clean if they are starting to get foggy.

Swap Out Your Tires

The closer we get to winter the more slick and slippery the roads are going to get. In order to avoid potentially expensive accidents this winter, you need to check and change out your tires before the roads get any worse. Take the time now to check your tire treads to make sure that you have sufficient tire tread left to make it through the colder months of the year. You don’t want to replace your tires if you don’t need to, as new tires can get expensive, especially if you change out your tires too often. You also need to make sure that you have the right tires on your vehicle for the weather you expect for winter in your area. If you expect the winter to be mild, you can easily use all-weather tires all year. If you expect to get any level of ice or snow, you want to transition to some more heavy-duty tires that can handle these tough conditions.

Check Your Battery

Winter weather poses a unique set of risks for drivers, and if your vehicle’s electrical system isn’t ready for the cold weather, you could find yourself stranded. Use your voltmeter to check your battery to make sure it can still hold its charge before the cold fronts really settle in. You want your battery to be sitting between 12.4 and 12.8 volts so that your vehicle can stand up to the punishing temperatures of winter.

If you want to learn more about how you can easily handle these DIY projects and more, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our friendly and helpful staff will make sure that you get all the parts and tips you need to take on any DIY mechanic projects.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling