Auto Maintenance to Prepare your Car for Fall

Auto Maintenance to Prepare your Car for FallMany people use the summer months for road trips and extra commuting. This means it is likely that you've put some extra mileage on your vehicle over the last few months. It's important that you give your car some extra attention this fall to ensure that it remains safe and reliable to drive as we head into the wetter, colder months. Here's a few things to think about to get your car ready for fall.

Change the Oil

After racking up a bunch of extra miles this summer you're going to want to ensure you get your car in for an oil change. The fresh oil will ensure that your car's engine is properly lubricated and during the oil change the technicians will have a chance to inspect your vehicle for any potential issues that may cause trouble in the near future.

Check Your Tires

Healthy tires are key to a safe journey, especially on wet roads. After the summer be sure to make sure they still have sufficient tread and are not damaged in any way. Check the sidewalls for chipping or cracking in the rubber before hitting the road. They should all be filled to their proper PSI rating as well.

Clean or Replace your Air Filter

Dry summer air can hold a lot of dust and dirt and as your car drives down the road it will collect it in the air filter. Now is the perfect time to check to see if your air filter is clogged. If it is your car won't be able to get the oxygen it needs to run properly and will burn excessive amounts of fuel to compensate, which is a large waste of gas.

Inspect Spark Plugs

Now is a good time to check the health of your vehicle's spark plugs. If plugs became corroded or their gap is thrown off over the summer your car will begin to run poorly and misfire, burning unnecessary amounts of gasoline.

Brake Check

For maximum safety during the fall and winter have a brake check performed to make sure that the whole system is in proper working order. The brakes are your car's best safety feature and they need to be checked annually to ensure they're healthy.

Lights and Wipers

Since the days gets shorter and the rains are returning, you'll want to ensure that all of your lights, and your windshield wipers, are in proper working order.

Take care of your car, and it'll take care of you. For expert auto maintenance in Tacoma head to Alltek Auto Repair. We strive to provide the highest quality auto maintenance for all makes and models to ensure that your car is safe and reliable. To schedule an appointment for professional car repair in Tacoma call us at (253) 259-3893 today.

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Written and Published By MORBiZ