As cooler weather rolls in and we head into fall, it is important to ensure to keep up with car maintenance to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape throughout the fall and winter. Continue reading for some valuable fall auto maintenance tips.

Fall Auto Maintenance Tips

Change Fluids

Fluids become more viscous (thick) in colder temperatures, which may have a negative impact on their performance in your vehicle.

Be sure to check and change the fluids in your vehicle before the cold winter months; this includes your windshield washer fluid, antifreeze, and motor oil.

Check Tire Pressure

For every 10 degrees that the outside temperature drops, the air pressure in your tires can simultaneously drop about 1 PSI. This is due to the fact that cold air condenses, which in turn reduces the amount of space the air takes up inside the tires.

It is typically recommended to keep tire pressure somewhere between 30-35 PSI. When the chilly fall weather begins to roll around, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your tire pressure.

Check Brakes

The worst time to check up on the status of your breaks is when cold, rainy, or icy weather hits.

Making a point to check your brakes before fall and winter has the potential to save you not only from damage to your vehicle but also serious injury to yourself in the case of an accident.

Windshield Visibility

Glass is reactive to hot and cold temperatures; it tends to expand and contract when exposed to extremes.

Extreme cold – paired with scraping and other ice and snow removal tactics – can potentially place the windshield at risk for cracking or chipping due to constant expanding, contracting, and contact.

Be sure to use tools specifically designed to clear ice and snow from your windshield – it is best to stay away from using hot water, shovels, and other items. It is also crucial that you immediately address any chips or cracks that you notice in your windshield, as the cold temperatures and frequent scraping can potentially make the chip or crack much worse.

One of the most important things you can do during your fall auto maintenance is inspecting your windshield and schedule it for repair or replacement if needed.

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After your windshield replacement has been completed, your technician will take your insurance information so that we can file your claim for you. Our goal is to ensure that your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible; that’s why we handle all aspects of your appointment from start to finish.

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