Summer and winter bring special demands to a vehicle. Most car owners realize this, and undertake seasonal readiness to a certain extent. When it comes to fall, however, most of us pay little attention to our cars. In reality, this season also has its own unique demands and requirements. To get your car fall ready, follow these tips.
Check Your Antifreeze
Depending on where you live, your car will place demands on its antifreeze with transition to cooler temperatures. Throughout the summer, your antifreeze can also become diluted. Ensure that your vehicle remains protected with a check-up of this vital fluid.
Check Tire Pressure and Fuel Lines
Summer can place extreme demands on your tires, which may lower your tire pressure. Since you should never drive on low-pressure tires, check these vital components with the transition to fall. Also, your fuel lines deserve attention. Colder temperatures can negatively impact these lines, so have them checked and, if necessary, serviced.
Check Hoses, Belts, and Fluids
After the wear-and-tear of summer, fall should bring the tradition of checking your car’s belts, hoses, and fluids. A trip to the mechanic for seasonal maintenance can satisfy all of these requirements. To make sure that your vehicle operates at peak performance, you’ll also want to maintain the regularity of your oil changes.