The Fall season is right around the corner and it would be a great time for you to think about how to keep your car in the best shape possible. Colder weather is approaching and before you know it, it will be winter in late December. This begs the question; what can you do about this? Keller Used Cars In Hanford is here to answer that question for you! Here are several ways you can prepare yourself and your car for the Fall!
Check Belts And Hoses
The belts and hoses in your car play a big role in making sure that your engine’s cooling and other functions are working properly. If they aren’t working, this could lead to the engine overheating. This is prone to happen during hotter days or even months where the weather is colder. If you see any issues with belts and hoses, our mechanics in the service department will be more than happy to check them out. Regularly, they should be replaced every 50,000 miles.
Fluids are very important in making sure your car runs smoothly. There are 5 fluids for your car: windshield washer fluid, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Windshield washer fluid is needed to ensure visibility while driving. Coolant makes sure that the engine’s temperature is where it should be. Transmission fluid is responsible for cooling down the engine. Brake fluid prevents corrosion to the engine. Power steering fluid helps with the ability to steer properly. Your car fluids should get replaced every 30,000 miles.
The health of your tires is important, especially when it comes to driving in different conditions.
Maintaining tire pressure should be the number one priority because cold weather can cause tires to lose air pressure. Making sure you have the right tires is crucial too. Some cities in the United States have snow, but Hanford falls victim to nine inches of rain a year. Brands like Michelin and Goodyear provide excellent tires for rain.
The use of oil varies between the car that’s being driven. Different cars also use two different types of oils: Conventional oil and synthetic oil. Conventional oil is the standard motor oil that most cars use. It’s manufactured from crude oil that is pulled from the ground and is filtered out in a factory. It’s also cheaper than synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is manufactured through a factory or a laboratory. This oil is better for your engine but it’s more expensive than other oils. It’s recommended that you change your oil every 3,000 miles if you use conventional oil and 5,000 to 7,500 miles if you use synthetic oil.
Check The Lights
Your lights are important for seeing other drivers on the road at night. Failure to check lights and making sure they function properly can result in getting pulled over by police or getting in a collision. You can walk around your car and inspect the headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and flashers to see if nothing is damaged. If anything is damaged, it should be taken care of immediately.
Check Your Battery
The battery is probably the most important element of your car in terms of function. Overtime, the battery loses its charge and corrosion starts to build up, damaging the conductivity of the battery. You can check the battery by yourself or you can take it to a local auto parts store. This is usually free if they run a diagnosis. If they tell you that you need a new battery, taking your car to a mechanic is probably the best idea.
Ready For The Fall Season
We hope this checklist helps you tackle the fall season and also prepares you for the winter. Keller Used Cars has your back no matter what the favor is! Call Us, Visit our website, or stop by our dealership today and find the best car for you or let us take care of your vehicle services!