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Practical Tips to Get Your Car Ready For this Fall Season!

Fall is the perfect time to prep your vehicle for the winter months. Before the roads turn to ice and the temperatures are too chilling for outdoor car inspections, take advantage of the fall weather to get your car ready for the season. Read on the check out a list of tips that will prepare your car for the cold months to come.

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Tires

Your tires will make all the difference when trying to get from here to there in the wintertime. Autoblog suggests drivers look for signs of uneven wear in their tires because this can cause potential safety problems. If your tires are unevenly worn they may be under-inflated, which is unsafe and can cause poor handling and fuel economy. It can also mean your tires are out of alignment or a wheel is bent. Many drivers replace their tires in the fall so they are prepared for the snowy weather before it rolls in.

Lights

Visibility in the winter can be a hazard during blizzard and white-out conditions. Make sure your headlights, taillights, parking lights, brake lights, and emergency flashers are working properly come wintertime. You should additionally make sure these lights are clean so they are as bright as possible. The Car Connection also recommends you consider replacing sealed-beam headlights with halogen lamps “for improved visibility and safer driving.”

Battery

Be sure your battery is cleaned up and corrosion-free to prevent any problems when the colder weather arrives. The low temperatures are hard on batteries, according to Car Care, so think about replacing your battery if it is older than three years.

Heater & Defrosters

It is a no-brainer that you will want a warm car in the cold weather. Car Care suggests drivers “check that the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system are working properly as heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons, such as defrosting.”

Brakes

On icy roads, well-performing brakes are a must-have. Pay attention to your braking this fall. If you notice any unusual performance or noise, have your brakes checked or replaced.

For optimal safety, have your car inspected before the snow starts to fall. Having a mechanic check under the hood, replace your oil and air filters, refill the cooling system, check fuel levels, and replace your windshield wipers will make your car properly prepared for winter.

At Automania, we care about our customer’s safety. If you are prepping your vehicle for the upcoming season and you do not think it will make the cut for winter, make your way to our Queens area dealership to check out our inventory of used cars. Give us a call at (718) 255-1353, you can schedule an appointment with our sales team to be sure you have a safe car for winter driving.

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