The end is near! Of summer that is. Following these 7 end of summer car maintenance tips will save you time and money over the coming winter. Each area is important for you and your family’s safety and comfort. With a proper inspection before winter, you can minimize auto repair services during the worst part of the winter.
Check all of your lights and bulbs, including dome and trunk lights. Replace bulbs that are burned out. This is also a good time to clean road grime from all the lenses with a towel or a damp cloth. A dry rag will scratch the lens. Checking your brake lights and turn signal operation is critical and could indicate a bigger problem with your electrical system if inoperable.
Can your engine survive winter? Hard starts, stalling, power shortages are all things that need to be fixed immediately and definitely before winter. Visit Mr. Muffler to get your engine checked.
When was your last oil and filter change? Oil is the blood of your vehicle. Changing your oil according to the vehicle’s recommendation can help keep your engine healthy.
Are you blades old? Are you low on windshield wiper fluid? Refilling the fluid and replacing the blades now can make your winter car transformation easier.
Make sure that your heater/defroster is in good working order for comfort and driver visibility.
Check your tire pressure once a month. Examine your tires for uneven wearing, cuts, and check your remaining tread life. Now is the best time to get your tires changed before the winter weather.
Winter can be unpredictable. Make sure that you keep gloves, boots, blankets, a small shovel, a flashlight, tire chains, and a small shovel in your trunk to protect against the unexpected.
Is your car winter ready? Need help with some of these? Contact Mr. Muffler today for a vehicle maintenance inspection and make sure your car or truck is ready to conquer Michigan’s winter!
Post revision: 8/28/18 from 09/09/14