6 Tips for Fall Maintenance
As the season begins to change, new challenges exist with each change in weather condition. For our vehicles, changes in weather may prompt more caution or extra care. In the spring time, vehicles need to deal with slick, slippery roads and the summer usually brings on unwanted heat cycles. Fall is almost entirely committed for prepping for winter, especially for areas that experience snowfall and icy conditions. Before taking your car to the service center here at Rosen Genesis to prepare for the winter season, here’s a few tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Replace Wiper Blades
Cracked or worn wiper blades can do little against heavy winter precipitation, so change blades before it’s already winter. They’re the first line of defense and should be kept in relatively good shape. It’s almost impossible to get to where you’re going without reliable wiper blades clearing they way.
Have the Battery Checked
When your battery dies it can leave you stranded and the cold winter months can be unforgiving on a vehicle without a battery. Make sure to check your battery and replace if worn or damaged. During the cold months, starting your vehicle tends to become more laborious on your battery. Having a fully functioning battery can take away any stress this winter. When inspecting, look for corrosion on the terminals or cable ends. If so, replace the battery.
Ensure Heater/Defroster Works
Driving with foggy or frozen windows is very dangerous and can take very long to reduce. Having a viable heating system that works efficiently and effectively will ultimately benefit you come this winter. Take the necessarily time to check both the front and rear defrosters.
Change the Oil and Air Filter
One of the most important preventative maintenance tips is changing oil. Changing oil can extremely benefit your vehicle and potentially cause damage if low on oil. Even though you may not be due for a change, taking your car to Rosen Genesis for a change is a good preventative measure. After all, it is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Make sure it’s not dirty and if it’s been over 3000 miles, get it changed. Don’t forget about your air filter, which should be clean to enable constant airflow.
On slick and snowy roadways, tires can be vital to safe transportation. Look for significant wear on your tires as winter often makes them brittle and dry. Air pressure may also drop during the cold winter months, so check constantly.
Double-Check All Fluids and Hoses
Leaking hoses and fluids can damage engines. A quick inspection of hoses and valves may prevent an unwanted situation.
Stop in to Rosen Genesis of Algonquin today to have your car inspected by our professional and friendly staff to prevent any unwanted issues during the winter months. Visit Rosen Genesis online to schedule a service appointment today! We want to keep your car running smoothly through the chilly winter months!