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October 9, 2017

October Is Fall Car Care Month

General Maintaining of your vehicle will help the dependability and overall safety. The Fall is a good time to get your vehicle in before the snow falls and the cold returns to the area. No one wants those unexpected breakdowns that could've been avoided on a cold morning!

Below are 10 recommendations...

1 -Check all fluids, engine oil, power steering, brake & transmission, windshield washer, and antifreeze/coolant.

2 -Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.

3 -Check the battery. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.

4 -Check the brake system.

5 -Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous.

6 -Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

7 -Inspect the steering and suspension system, including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts, ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.

8 -Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

9 -Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

10 -Consider putting together an emergency road side kit, or if you already have one, check it over to make sure it has what you need in it.

Anything found not to be in working order will be given an estimate so you can be on your way to repairs and driving safely this Fall! Call us today to set up a time for your vehicle! (765) 488-1011