With fall on the horizon and with winter right around the corner, now is the time to get a car care plan in the works. At JD’s Auto Repair, we help car owners in the Huntingdon Valley and surrounding area prepare their cars for the cooler months ahead. If you own a car and haven’t gone through your fall car care list, then why not take a few minutes and get one together? A few simple steps right now can save you many headaches further on down the road.
At JD’s Auto Repair, we take pride in offering our customers a wide range of car care tips to get squared away for the fall. If you need help implementing any of the tips that we offer, or if you simply have questions about how to go about your fall car preparation, then stop in or give us a call today. Each one of our team associates is prepared to answer questions or address concerns as they relate to fall car care.
1. Check your car battery.
It’s important to check your car’s battery and make sure that it’s corrosion-free. You should also check to see that the connections are tight and clean, as well. The cold winter months can take a toll on a car battery, so make sure that you keep an eye on the charging system. Another rule of thumb is to replace any car battery that is over three years old since many do not give warning signs before they fail.
2. Inspect your heaters and defrosters.
It’s a good idea to check all of your heating, ventilating and air conditioning units in your car. Especially as the weather gets cooler, it’s important to ensure that all systems are working properly for safety. Your defroster, for example, is important, and you don’t want to risk driving on an icy morning without a function defroster in your vehicle. At JD’s Auto Repair, we recommend checking your air filters, as well.
3. Give your wiper blades a good check.
Make sure that your wiper blades are working properly. There’s nothing worse than being out on the road during a fall or winter storm with wiper blades that won’t budge. Wiper blades that are cracked or torn won’t be of use, so have those replaced if necessary. At JD’s Auto Repair, we recommend replacing wiper blades every six months. You should also check the fluid in your windshield wiper tank, too.
4. Have a look at your tires.
Make sure that you check your tires, your tire pressure and your tire tread depth. Uneven tire wear indicates a need for an alignment. You should also check your tires for signs of bald spots or bulging. Some car owners like to invest in snow tires for the winter months, especially if they live in climates that dictate the need for them.
5. Inspect the brakes.
Having your brakes checked out is another important fall car care tip. At JD’s Auto Repair, we can check out your brakes, rotors and drums. Your brakes are crucial for safe driving, especially on snowy or icy roads. Be safe this winter, and stop in for any car care services that you need completed.