Now that the weather is starting to change, it’s time to start preparing your car for fall and the inevitability of winter. That’s why we put together this quick and easy set of tips to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the colder months in Lawrence Township, NJ.
Double-check the fluids
The various fluids that keep your vehicle running efficiently don’t just sour over time; they can be adversely affected by temperature changes. As we move our way through fall, make sure that you’re up to date on your routine oil changes and consider setting up an appointment with Coleman Buick GMC’s service department to have the brake, transmission, and power steering fluids examined and replaced, if necessary.
Make sure your tires are in good shape
Good tire care is vital all-year-round, but slippery leaves and the imminent arrival of even slipperier snow means this is the best time to give your tires a once-over. You can check the tread depth by inserting a penny between the grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head over your tire’s rubber, there’s a problem. Similarly, if you find any bald spots, bulging, or notice the air pressure dropping more quickly than normal, it may be time to have a professional set you up with some new tires.
Grab some new windshield wipers
Effective wipers are the first and best defense against the leaves and snow that are sure to fall onto your windshield during the next few months. Unfortunately, the hot summer sun often breaks their rubber blades down quickly, potentially leaving you with an obstructed view of the road. Thankfully, replacing your wipers is about as quick and easy as automotive maintenance gets.
If you’re looking for some more tips on how to prepare your car for fall — or if you’re due for any maintenance — don’t hesitate to contact us at Coleman Buick GMC.