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Properly Prepare Your Car for the Fall

Cool weather, leaves changing, pumpkin everything – autumn is one of the greatest times of the year. However, before you can fully enjoy the fall months, you need to make sure your car is in working order. With these helpful tips, your vehicle should be fully prepped and ready to go to take on all of your autumnal endeavors.

Tires, Tires, Tires

Although autumn is a fantastic month, the drastic change of weather from one day to the next can get a bit overwhelming. Even throughout the day, the mornings feel like winter and the afternoon feels like summer. What this does is cause your tire pressure to fluctuate. Fluctuation causes your car to have a bad fuel range and it makes it difficult to drive. You should invest in new tires this fall, but be sure to do your research first.

STEER Yourself in the Right Direction

The suspension and steering on your car are two very important parts to check while maintaining your automobile this fall. Steering is important because it provides stability and good handling of your vehicle. This fall, make sure you check your car’s power steering fluid because without that, well, hopefully you’ve been hitting the gym because it’ll take a lot of strength to move that wheel. Suspension on the other hand allows you to take those bumps and potholes in the road with ease. Without good suspension, those bumps and potholes will smash the bottom of your car and your wheels will lose contact, resulting in many smashed pumpkins and broken fall décor in the back seat.

Don’t Forget About Your Heaters and Defrosters

The feeling of a fall morning will either feel briskly refreshing, or be the equivalent to an arctic tundra. Because of this, your car heaters and defrosters will be your best friend. Without a working heater, you’ll need more than one pumpkin spice coffee to beat the cold. Plus, if your defroster doesn’t work, have fun seeing through a frosted windshield.

Swap Out Your Old Windshield Wipers

Your car wipers are necessary for driver safety this fall. If the sky opens up and it starts torrential down pouring, your windshield wipers are the only thing allowing you to see. If you have squeaking wipers that leave streaks and blotches when they move, your vision will vastly decrease. In addition, wet leaves on the road are a lot worse than black ice, so being able to avoid them will save you from wrecking your vehicle. So make you switch out your old windshield wipers for a new pair this fall.

Last But Not Least, Check Your Oil

Generally, every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, you should change your oil. The oil in your car acts as a lubricant, which keeps things frictionless and everything running smoothly in your engine. But, if you fail to get an oil change, your engine will overheat and seize up. It gets so hot that pistons and cylinders weld themselves together. But hey, look on the bright side, if you never got your heater fixed, your seizing engine could always warm you up.

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With these helpful tips in mind, you shouldn’t have any issues in keeping up with your car maintenance this fall. You definitely don’t want your car breaking down, especially if you’re on your way to pick apples or go for a hayride. If you need good, firm tires that perfectly fit your vehicle’s needs, be sure to contact TreadHunter or sign up today for our great service and reliable products.