It’s Fall Car Care Month! As winter approaches, it’s critical to make sure your car is in a condition where your car won’t break down, especially if you break down in a bad winter snow storm. Below is a checklist for your car to ensure your car is ready for winter. Visit your dealership or local auto mechanic.
Check Hoses and Belts Look for any cracks, any fraying or signs of wear and tear.
Replace Battery If Needed Be sure there is a clean connection and no corrosion.
Check Exhaust System Be on the lookout for any unusual noises, leaks, broken or damaged supports or hangers.
Check Steering and Suspension Steering and suspension systems should be checked annually. Make sure to check shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts.
Check Tires As some may know, the winter months and cold weather and mess with your tires. Be sure to check all the pressure in your tires and check your tread. Also, look for any bulges or bald spots. If there are any uneven balances in wear, it would help to have a wheel alignment.
Check HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning)
Check All Fluids Brake fluid, wiper fluid, power steering, antifreeze/coolant, engine oil.
Interior and Exterior Lighting Check to make sure interior lighting and lighting displays on the dashboard is working properly. Also check exterior lighting to ensure headlights, taillights, turn signals, and reverse lights are working.
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