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Time to Prep for Cooler Weather

Time to Prep for Cooler WeatherThink of autumn as a time to prepare your vehicle for what’s around the corner, namely ice, snow and cold, cold weather.

We spent months making sure our cars could handle the rigors of a hot summer, but now it’s time to prepare for the cooler weather months.

Preparing your vehicle beforehand will allow you to avoid major issues in the fall and winter’s cooler weather, and potentially save some money in the long run.

Tips to Prep your car for Cooler Weather

Prepare your tires

Tires really put in hard work in the colder months, whether it’s driving on icy roads or pushing through unplowed snow. That’s why it’s important to check your tires now while the weather is still fairly nice. A quick inspection will reveal any issues that might merit new tires, such as if the tread is too worn.

If you noticed your tires lose air more quickly than usual, there’s a chance you have a leak that needs to be repaired. When you consider all the roof repairs going on around town, it comes as no surprise if leaking tires may have a nail or two embedded in them.

Inspect your brakes

Servicing your brakes is an important step, particularly before winter. Take your vehicle in to have the brakes inspected and serviced.

This doesn’t just apply if your brakes squeal or acting oddly, it’s just good practice to have them inspected and serviced regularly for safety’s sake.

Fix windshield chips

Even small windshield chips can quickly evolve into long cracks during cold weather. Glass expands and contracts in varying temperatures, so getting windshield chips and cracks fixed before cold weather hits can save you from potentially costly repairs.

Get heat ready

While you get everything else inspected in anticipation of colder weather, have a look at your car’s heating system. You don’t want the first really cold day to show you your heater doesn’t work. It’s easier to service the heater before you need it than to seek repairs when you do and it won’t.

The same is true for all other aspects of your vehicle. If you can catch and repair a problem before it becomes huge, you’ll save money and time. For any additional information or looking for a FREE ESTIMATE please contact us.