It's Fall Car Care Month
Car care and car maintenance best practices are good to follow year round, but with each changing season, it's even more important to double check certain working parts on your vehicle. October is Fall Car Care month and Turner Chevrolet would like to encourage you to double check a few things this fall to prepare for winter.
In many ways, the car battery is the beating heart of your vehicle. It gets the machine started and the fuel pumping. Without the battery, you're not going anywhere in your car. If you notice slow starts, dimming lights or corrosion on the terminals, get the battery looked at. It might just need to be cleaned or charged, or it might need to be replaced.
Tires move the vehicle. They are your vehicle's legs. Without them, you're not going anywhere safely. The changing seasons can affect tire pressure and tire traction. Lower temperatures can lower air pressure; this can cause tires to wear unevenly or cause tires to blow. Uneven wear can warp tires and low tire tread can yield poor traction. It's especially important to maintain proper air pressure in tires year round and replace old worn out tires.
If batteries are the heart and tires are the legs, what are windshield wipers? They are the eyelashes of your vehicle. Without windshield wipers, dirt, dust, leaves, water, snow and ice hurt your visibility while driving. Replace them when they go bad.
Coolant is similar to how your body sweats when hot and shivers when cold. Coolant keeps an engine from freezing while sitting in freezing temperatures and stops an engine from overheating in extreme heat. If you notice coolant levels are low, add a 50/50 blend of water and antifreeze.