Summer is fading fast, and that means fall is on the horizon. To help you prepare for shorter hours of daylight, rainy forecasts, and drops in temperature, start checking off the following fall car care items.
Your car’s battery has successfully taken you through a hot, sticky summer. Now is the time to check how much charge it has left, if any, to get you through the demands of driving in the fall. If it’s weak or showing signs of deterioration or corrosion, replace it with a new unit.
With the sun setting earlier as summer transitions into fall, you’ll be relying on your car’s headlights more and more. Make sure all of your car’s exterior and interior lights are working properly and brightly.
Your vehicle’s tires connect you to the road and take a beating every time you drive. Temperature fluctuations put even more pressure on the health and longevity of your tires. Summer’s heat and fall’s chill will easily deflate your tires, putting you at risk for a blowout. It is important to regularly monitor not only the pressure in your tires (check your owner’s manual for recommended psi), but also for signs of damage, bulges, and worn tread.
Let the experts at Gossett Kia in Memphis, Tennessee, ready your car for fall.