Get Your Car Ready for FallOctober 4, 2018 2:49 pm
Fall is here, which means that winter is just a few short months away. With cold temperatures and snowstorms right around the corner, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration by getting ahead of potential costly repairs while it is still nice outside. Just as with your house, you have to get your car ready for the changing of the seasons with simple fixes and updates that will save you from having headaches down the line. If you are looking for a great source of quality components for all of your car care needs, come into your local U Pull & Pay today! Here are four of our tips to prepare for fall.
Check Brakes and Tires
Everything from fallen leaves, rain, and frost can create inclement conditions on the road that will make it more difficult to stop. This means that your brakes and tires will be under additional scrutiny and strain from the elements. Your tire pressure will decrease as the temperature goes down, which can be bad for the overall wear and performance of your tires. By checking your brakes and tires and getting new brake pads and tires where needed, you could save yourself from unforeseen weather and road hazards that come along with this time of year.
Replace Wiper Blades
The fall brings with it rain, hail, and even occasional snow flurries that will obstruct your vision and make it difficult to drive. If your wiper blades are worn down, they will leave streaks across your windshield, and can even leave permanent scratches if left unchecked. These streaks and scratches can make driving in these hazardous conditions even more difficult and can lead to unnecessary accidents. Replacing your wiper blades is an easy project that will only take about 10-15 minutes and a few bucks.
Check your Battery
During extreme temperatures and temperature shifts, your battery can suffer and experience worse performance than normal. There are few things more frustrating than getting in your car in the morning to go to work only to discover that your battery won’t turn over. This is why it is important to inspect your battery to find potential wear and corrosion. Check for signs of corrosion on the battery terminals or cable ends, and look for any loose cables. Any of these factors can be signs that your battery is operating at sub-optimal conditions.
Change Oil and Air Filter
Changing your oil is something that every car owner needs to do on a regular basis. Oil that is left unchecked in your car can turn to sludge, which will hinder your engine’s overall performance and can even lead to full engine malfunctions. Your air filter can be changed in a few quick steps that will keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently.
Don’t wait until your car becomes a problem. Taking care of these small projects now will keep your car running smoothly and allow you to avoid costly accidents and repairs as the seasons change. Come into your local U Pull & Pay to find great deals on all of the parts you will need for these maintenance projects.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling