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6 Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for Fall

As you prepare your home and your life for the changing seasons, it’s also important to give your vehicle some love as autumn approaches. Keep reading for tips on how to prepare your vehicle for the fall season.

6 Tips to Prep Your Car For Fall

#1 - Check the belts and hoses

Take a look for cracks, leaks, and wears in the belts and hoses. There shouldn’t be any signs of splitting, fraying, or glazing.

#2 - Check the fluid levels

Take a peek at your car’s fluid levels to see if any need to be refilled. This includes the following:

  • Windshield washer fluids
  • Transmission fluids
  • Coolant
  • Brake fluids
  • Power steering fluids

#3 - Check the tires

Keep an eye out for signs of wear in the tread. Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. Rotate your tires so that they wear evenly. Cold weather causes tires to lose air rapidly. If you swap out your snow tires for the summer, you’ll likely need to put them back on once temperatures begin to drop.

#4 - Pack a cold-weather emergency kit

It’s in your best interest to be prepared for a roadside emergency in the worst of conditions. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with the following:

  • Gloves
  • Ice scraper
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight

#5 - Check the oil

It’s crucial that you change your vehicle’s oil at the appropriate intervals. Check your car’s manual to find out the suggested oil interval.

#6 - Check the brakes

Before the roads start getting slippery from rain and snow, you’ll want to have your brakes checked. Cold weather exacerbates brake issues. Keep your ears open for any strange sounds that could indicate worn brake pads.

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, our attorneys are here to help. Our team is highly skilled in the area of personal injury law and has helped many other people just like you achieve justice. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away.

Call Farnsworth & Vance today at (907) 290-2576 to speak with an attorney about your potential case.

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