Is your vehicle ready for winter? While fall is a perfect time for enjoying cooler weather and all things pumpkin spice, it is also an important time to complete a few vital car maintenance tasks. Consider these three tasks.
Check Your Brakes and Tires
Checking your brakes and tires is one of the first car care tasks you should handle during the fall months. Look for any cuts or nicks to the sidewall and determine how much tread you have left. If necessary, having your local service center do a rotation or ask them advice as to whether or not you need replacements.
Check Your Supply Stockpile
Another important autumn car care task is checking your emergency supply stockpile. While many of us keep special rations in our vehicles for unexpected circumstances, it is important to take time in the fall to look over your stash. Make sure you have a full first aid kit, the tools you need, and non-perishable snacks on hand. In addition, add in winter items such as hand warmers, deicer, and a blanket.
Change Out Your Windshield Wiper Blades
The Texas summer sun is brutal to windshield wiper blades. Thus, fall is a great time to go ahead and change them out. Wiper blades are incredibly inexpensive and easy to change yourself, so you won’t even have to go to a mechanic to get the task completed. Best of all, by having new ones, you’re completely ready for the next storm that hits our area.
One more thing you need to add to your fall maintenance list? Making sure you have adequate car insurance. Freak ice and rain storms have been known to happen in our area during the winter months. It is vital to ensure you have the right policy limits for your situation and lifestyle. For a free insurance review, please contact our team at Strack Insurance Services today.