The fall season is here and that usually means more rain in Northern Delaware. We will even encounter some ice and snow as the winter season approaches. Bad weather can impact your visibility as a driver, as well as the vehicle's handling. It's important to be safe and keep your car running right no matter what the weather brings. Here are a few automotive services to consider this time of year:
You depend on your tires to effectively grip the road. Wet or icy conditions can severely compromise your traction when you need it most. Make sure your tires are in good shape with healthy, even treads. Get them rotated regularly and replace them if the tread levels are getting too low.
Obviously, your brake system is extremely important in bad weather conditions. You need to be able to stop and slow down, even when the roads are a bit slick. Also, the wet weather can kick up all sorts of water and grease that will hinder your car's braking ability. Get your brakes checked now and serviced as needed. Keep your brake system healthy for the months ahead.
Proper wheel alignment will also improve handling and traction on the wet/icy roads. Get your wheel alignment checked and professionally adjusted if it is significantly off.
Now is usually the best time for new windshield wipers. The summer heat often damages the wiper blades, so replace them before it starts raining hard.
We not only have to deal with worse weather, but the days also get shorter. Good visibility is crucial to your safety as a driver. Make sure your headlights, tail lights and brake lights are working properly. Replace the bulbs if they are getting too dim or aren't working at all.
This may be a good time for an A/C and heating tune up, with a special focus on your defrosting system. They should be able to clear fog off your windows quickly. If not, your visibility will be compromised out on the road.
These are just a few simple auto care tips to consider as we head into the fall and winter seasons. Focus on visibility, safety and handling. And of course, keep up with regular oil changes and other vehicle maintenance services.
For all your automotive car needs in Northern Delaware, call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.