The fall season is upon us, and with the new season brings new maintenance items for your vehicle. As the weather gets colder and wetter, it is important to pay attention to services for your vehicle that may be necessary when transitioning from the warm to cold weather. Here are some maintenance tips that will help you drive safe during the fall season.
Replace your windshield wipers
Many drivers are not aware that vehicle windshield wipers need to be replaced once a year. The fall season usually brings more rain, and you never want to be stuck driving in the rain with faulty windshield wipers. This service is very inexpensive and will ensure your safety in wet weather conditions.
Check your heater and defroster
Getting caught in the colder weather without a working heater can be extremely uncomfortable. It is also important to make sure that your vehicle’s defroster is working properly. Your vehicle needs a working defroster to clear your driving view during colder months, especially when it comes to driving at night or early morning.
Check your tires
When transitioning from dry to wet weather, checking your tires is vital. Especially after a summer of lots of driving and road trips, the tread on your tires can wear down. A worn down tire with little tread needs to be replaced before driving in any wet conditions. When you drive in the rain with worn out tires, your tires don’t have the tread to push through the rain and make traction with the road. In this instance, your vehicle will be hard to control and will hydroplane. This situation can be extremely dangerous and will put your safety at risk.
Test your headlights, brake lights, and blinkers
The fall season means that our clocks will be set forward and our days will be shorter. Since you will be driving in the dark more often, it is important to make sure that all of your vehicle’s lights are clear and bright and that your blinkers are working properly.
All of these fall maintenance tips will help keep you safe on the road. If you ever have a question about proper vehicle maintenance or need a service performed on your vehicle, give Revolution Motor Works a call at (410) 517-7006. We are the trusted choice for automotive services and repairs in Finksburg, MD.