There is a definite chill in the air now as the days continue to get shorter. As you settle into your autumn routine, make sure to take some time now to take care of your car before winter arrives. Here are some fall car care tips to help prevent some major breakdowns when the weather really gets cold.
- Read your owner’s manual. Your owner’s manual includes a list of routine maintenance you should have done on a regular basis. If you’ve missed some of this maintenance, get your car back on track.
- Resolve performance issues. If your engine just doesn’t drive the way it should or you experience hard starts, rough idling, or stalling, get these issues resolved now as they will intensify with cold weather.
- Keep your tank full. A fuel tank that is kept full helps prevent moisture from forming in the fuel lines. That moisture can freeze in the winter, so try to keep your tank full.
- Check your HVAC system. Make sure your heater and your air conditioner are in good working order. Your A/C still plays an important role in the colder months as it removes moisture from the air via the defroster.
- Inspect your lights. As the days get shorter, you’ll be using your lights more. Make sure all of your exterior lights are working and angled correctly.
If you want to get your car ready for colder weather, schedule an appointment with College Chevrolet Buick.