Fall Car Care Tips
Fall Car Care Tips in Mobile, AL
The fall season is upon us, and as with any change in the seasons, people have different opinions about the weather. Either way, to properly prepare for the winter season, you need to take the correct steps to give your vehicle a little TLC in the fall months. For your convenience, we’ve put together some tips to help you with your car care.
Top 4 Fall Tips
1. Tire Tread and Pressure
As the weather gets cooler, tires can lose pressure (usually one pound of pressure for every 10-degree Fahrenheit drop). If you have summer tires on your vehicle right now, it might be a good idea to switch to all-season tires. Make sure to read your owner’s manual for the outlined tire pressure. For tread, you can count on the penny method: Just place a penny into the tread grooves of your tire. If you can see Lincoln’s head, your treads are less than the recommended 2/32” of tread depth (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Because of the cold weather’s effect on a car battery, fall is the perfect time to inspect your car’s battery. Look at the battery connections and ensure they’re tight, clean and free of corrosion. Additionally, it’s smart to have your battery tested. If it’s over three years old, it’s probably time to replace it so you don’t have any shocking battery failures.
3. Heating and Cooling
It’s also critical that your car’s heating and cooling are performing well. This is not simply for driver and passenger comfort, but for safety reasons as well, including the need to defrost the windows in winter.
With the days getting shorter, you’ll need to use your lights more often when driving. Make sure all your lights are in working order, including your brake lights. If a bulb is out, be sure to replace it.
If you’d like to learn more or need repairs for your vehicle, contact us today or stop by our dealership 3024 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606. We look forward to serving our customers near Gulf Coast, Daphne and Spanish Fort.