7 Tips To Prepare Your Car For fall

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As the beginning of Fall approaches we can expect weather changes to creep up on us in the blink of an eye. When it comes to cold weather and the winter and fall seasons, it’s important to prepare your car for the impact it’s going to take once temperatures drop. Below you will find 7 tips to prepare your car for Fall and things you should do to get ahead of the game before cold weather takes over.

During the Fall season is the perfect time to prepare your car for what’s to come. The cold weather can be harsh on your tires, auto glass, and more. Colder weather makes it difficult for your tires to maintain grip. Cold weather can also be harsh on existing cracks you may already have going into season changes this fall. Even if you don’t have a crack or chip on your windshield, the cold weather puts your auto glass at more risk when it’s chilly outside.

Check out the 7 tips to get your car ready for fall and what you can do to get ready for the season changes and cold weather.

1) Check Your Fluid Levels

If you’re wondering what exactly are fluid levels and what fluids in your car you should be checking here are a few:

  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Brake fluids
  • Transmission fluids
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluids

All of these fluids continuously work together to make sure your vehicle constantly runs smoothly. To prepare for colder weather, you should always make sure to check if all of your fluid levels are high and will withstand the colder weather that is right around the corner.

2) Take A Look At Your Tires

The moment the weather begins to change you will instantly see a change in your tire pressure and some of the air may be let out. This is completely normal but a task you should never ignore. Before Fall really hits, check the tread, inflation as we talked about above, the condition of your tires. Cold weather, snow, ice, and more can take a toll on your tires during the winter months.

3) Prepare For Fall Weather

Have you ever gotten stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire when it’s cold outside? If you have, this one’s for you. We all know so many things can happen while driving, but something about being stuck in cold weather, waiting for roadside assistance doesn’t sit right.

If you have ever gotten a flat tire, or even in a small fender bender, when it’s cold outside you are going to want to be prepared if you’re stranded for more than a couple of minutes. As the weather gets colder during the upcoming months, it’s important to make it a priority that you are prepared for a roadside emergency.
Here are a few things to consider having in your car during the colder months:

  • Bottled water
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • Car jack
  • Ice scraper
  • Snacks
  • Gloves
  • Extra clothes (jacket, pants, socks, etc.)

4) Make Sure Your Heat Is Working

Heat is a major key and something that anyone would consider essential during the colder months. This Fall while you’re looking into your vehicle’s maintenance before the winter months, make sure you check out your car’s heat to make sure it’s working properly and efficiently.

5) Change Your Floor Mats

Your floor mats can get dirty very quickly during the winter months. Something you can do to prepare your car for Fall is switch out your floor mats. Some may have the carpet floor mats year round, but something to consider purchasing are the rubber, weather proof floor mats that are stain resistant and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

The rubber floor mats are perfect for all year long and do a fantastic job with holding up against general wear and tear. These mats also make it easier for when you are giving your car a deep clean. You will also be happier pulling your mats out of your vehicle and seeing that there are no stains, no dirt, and no grime.

6) Give Your Belts And Hoses A Look

Something important to consider doing this fall is checking for cracks, leaks, and wear in your vehicle’s belts and hoses. If there is any splitting, fraying, or glazing on your belts or hoses you may have a problem.

Another problem you may face is overheating. This problem typically happens over the summer but can happen during all times of the year. If you begin to notice problems with any of these parts on your vehicle you should consider taking it in as soon as possible.

The colder months can be the harshest on all aspects of your car and it’s important to put that into consideration.

7) Check Your Brakes This Fall

This Fall you should consider getting your brakes checked on your vehicle. The reason why it’s so important to get your brakes checked before you get well into the Fall is because your brakes are crucial for safe driving and that is what matters most.

Cold weather increases brake problems, because most likely you are going to come across wet, slippery, and icy road conditions when you get deep into the colder season. You can also listen for unusual noises that may be linked to failing brakes.

Fall Is Approaching

It’s no secret that Fall is finally here and Auto Glass Doc wants to make sure you are properly prepared for the weather changes coming our way.

Proper vehicle maintenance isn’t something you should focus on when Fall comes around. You should consider taking care of your vehicle all year long so you can drive safely and efficiently. 

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