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How to Prep Your Car for the Fall

You’re probably aware that you should conduct routine maintenance on your vehicle at the beginning of the summer, but do you know that you should also take some steps to prepare your car for the fall?

Keep reading to learn what you should do to prepare your vehicle for the fall season.

6 Steps to Take

Look at the Belts and Hoses

Take a look for any cracks, leaks, and wears in the belts and hoses. You’ll want to be sure that they’re not splitting, fraying, or glazing.

Review the Fluid Levels

It’s vital to your car’s function to replace the fluid levels, as needed. This includes the following:

  • Windshield washer fluids
  • Transmission fluids
  • Coolant
  • Brake fluids
  • Power steering fluids

Look at the Tires

Make sure the tread, inflation, and overall condition of your tires are adequate for another season of driving. As long as you rotate your tires regularly, they should wear evenly. Also, make sure your tires have enough air.

Prepare for the Cold

Being stuck on the side of the road at any time is not fun, but it’s even worse when conditions are less than ideal. It’s a good idea to stock your car with the following items so that you’re prepared if you happen to get stranded:

  • Gloves
  • Ice scraper
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight

Check the Oil

Always be sure to change your oil at the recommended intervals. Take a look inside your car’s manual to find out the ideal intervals for your vehicle.

Check the Brakes

The last thing you want to happen while you’re behind the wheel is to have your brakes fail. It’s during the cooler seasons when brake problems tend to arise since the roads are more likely to be slippery from rain, snow, and ice. Listen for strange noises that can indicate worn-out brake pads.

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