Three DIY Tips To Prepare For Fall

October 2, 2020 4:05 pm Published by

Fall is here, and before you know it the weather is going to get cold, the leaves are going to be on the ground, and your vehicle could be in more danger than ever. The dropping temperatures, rain, and constantly changing road conditions can make it extremely difficult for your vehicle to run efficiently, to retain traction on the road, and to stay reliable. You can easily get ahead of all of your fall car care needs by taking care of your car before the weather takes a turn for the worst. If you would like to learn more about how you can easily take your car care into your own hands, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our friendly and helpful staff will help you get all the parts and tips you need to easily tackle any DIY project on your list. Here are three easy fall car care tips that you can take care of yourself.

Tires

Now that fall is here and cold weather is on the way, you need to take the time now to inspect your tires and make sure that you have enough tread to make it through the fall and coming winter. If you know that you do not have all-season tires and your area gets snow and ice in the fall and winter, make sure that you change your tires out now. If you have the right tires already on your vehicle, you can easily check your tires with just a quarter. Flip your quarter so that Washington’s face is upside down and slide the quarter into your tire treads. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tires are getting to a dangerous point. You can easily swap out your tires yourself with a great set of used tires from U Pull And Pay.

Brakes

While you have your tires off your car, take the time to thoroughly inspect your brakes. Brakes are made of two main components; brake pads and calipers. Brake pads are made of a degradable abrasive material that will break down over time as they apply friction to your calipers. When your brake pads wear down, the metal backing that usually sits behind the pads will be in direct contact with your calipers. This is very noticeable, as you will hear loud squealing sounds every time you apply your brakes. Make sure that you change out your pads regularly as old brake pads can cause your calipers to warp.

Battery

Cold weather is extremely harsh on your battery and can cause your battery to run at less than 50% of its capacity. Take the time now to test your battery’s charge to make sure that it is healthy enough to make it through the cold of winter and fall. If your battery is below 12.6 volts, you need to replace your battery now.

If you are interested in taking care of any of these DIY fixes or more, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will make sure you get the best deal on all the parts you need.

 

 

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling