Fall Car Care Checks – Make Sure to Check these 5 Things

As much as most of us don’t want the weather to change, there’s already a crisp in the air.

And that means it’s time to prep your vehicle for fall weather.

Whether you do it yourself or need World Class Auto to help, make sure you’re car is ready by checking these 5 things:

1. Battery – Check battery connections to make sure they’re clean, tight and corrosion free. Colder weather is harder on batteries, so check the battery and charging system.

2. Heater, Defrosters and Wiper Blades – Your heating, defrosters and wiper blades are critical for safety and interior comfort during colder weather. Wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean the windshield should be replaced. You should also check the windshield washer reservoir.

3. Tires – Making sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread on them during the winter can help you avoid sliding this winter. The weather can change quickly so it’s a good idea to check them earlier rather than later. Your tires also lose pressure as the temperature dips, so check it weekly to ensure your tires are properly inflated throughout the fall and winter.

4. Brakes – Your brakes are absolutely vital to driving safely this winter and the brake linings, rotors and drums should all be properly inspected for wear. Even with the best tires, having bad brakes in the winter is extremely dangerous.

5. Emergency Preparedness – Now is the time to plan for bad weather and it’s a good idea to keep a car emergency preparedness kit on board in case anything happens to you, or if you need to assist another. These car charger can also come in handy during the winter. We found it on Amazon.com for less than $100.

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These 5 components are vital to driving safely in colder weather, especially in the snow and ice that hits Utah.

For assistance or answers to any questions, please contact us at World Class Auto Service.