Fall has officially arrived. As the air begins to cool and the leaves start to change, people all around the state are preparing their homes for the changing of the season. While prepping for the season in your home is important, fall is also an excellent time for seasonal maintenance on your car. At Steve Landers Collision Center in Little Rock, we want to make sure that you are as safe as possible when on the road. By maintaining your car in the fall, you will be well prepared when the weather gets cold. Our crew has done the research, and we have some great tips for vehicle maintenance in the fall!
Change Wiper Blades: Fall is a great time to change wiper blades. Used more frequently in autumn and winter, snow, ice, and slush can take a toll on blades. By installing a new set of wipers, you increase visibility, making your drive and the drives of others safer. Easy to find and relatively inexpensive, installing new wiper blades is an easy way to make your drives considerably safer.
Check Battery Terminals: Everyone has had the issue of a cold battery in fall or winter. Vital to getting your car moving, many battery issues come from problems at the terminals. Check your battery to see if there is dirt or corrosion on and around the terminal. If your battery needs cleaning, disconnect the battery and brush the terminals. Once the terminals are clean, reconnect the battery. A clean battery can mean less trouble when the weather gets cold, making sure you get where you need to go, on time.
Check Tires: Colder weather can be brutal on your tires. With the temperature working to lower tire pressure as dirt and slush wear tires down, checking your tires in the fall can keep you out of trouble when the weather gets worse. Check your tire pressure and tire thread to see if you need to inflate, or completely replace your tires. As one of the most important parts of the car, good tires can help keep you safe.
If you have been in an accident and your vehicle needs repairs, talk to us! At Steve Landers Collision Center, our team is proud to serve as the area’s premier auto body shop. Speak with a member of our crew and let us help you get back on the road. With factory-trained professionals, we will work with you and your insurance to have your car back to manufacturer specifications in no time. Stop by our shop, call us at (501) 703-0276 or fill out our online form to get started today.
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