Get prepared for the winter driving months with these car maintenance tips
Cooler weather has set in, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the new NFL season officially starts tonight. It must mean that fall has arrived. With that in mind, now is a good time to perform some routine maintenance on your car to prevent problems this winter.
“Regular, routine maintenance can help improve your gasoline mileage, reduce pollution, and catch minor problems before they become big headaches,” said Martin Lawson, editorial director with Automotive Service Excellence.
- Follow recommended service schedules – Your car’s manual comes with a schedule of when to take care of specific services. The mechanics at Freehold Buick GMC are happy to help! Schedule a service appointment today.
- Check fluid levels – Make sure to top off (or change if it’s old) all engine fluids including brake, windshield washer, oil, and antifreeze or coolant.
- Test the battery – A corroded battery can cause a lot of damage to your car’s engine. Check the connections to make sure they’re tight and not corroded and clean all surfaces of dirt and grime.
- Replace burnt out lights – Driving without properly working lights is dangerous for you and oncoming traffic. Inspect all lights and bulbs and clean them from road grime.
- Inspect your tires – Worn tires are of little use in the winter. Check for uneven wear and tear on your tires and replace if necessary.
These are just a few recommended car maintenance tips. For a thorough inspection, bring your vehicle into the Freehold Autos service center.