Fall Safety Check

Posted September 23, 2015

Fall in Littleton is beautiful – changing colors, falling leaves, cool afternoons. But fall in Colorado also means unpredictable weather. When the day can turn from warm and sunny to dark and stormy in an afternoon, you need to be prepared for anything.

You can carry layers, umbrellas, and emergency supplies, but what about your car? How can you prepare your vehicle for any weather?

This season, check these 6 key items for safe driving all fall:

  1. Tires. When roads are slick with rain or early snow, you need more tread to keep your vehicle gripping the road. Watch out for bald spots or uneven wear that can be a sign of misaligned wheels. An alignment can save you money
  2. Coolant. Your vehicle’s coolant not only keeps your car from overheating in the summer, it also prevents freezing in the winter. As temperatures swing from high to low in the season ahead, make sure your engine has sufficient coolant to keep your engine running at the right temperature.
  3. Brakes. You need to be able to stop your vehicle when it matters most. Wet roads mean it takes more time to stop your vehicle, so make sure your brakes can meet the challenge. Having your brakes inspected at the first sign of an issue can make the difference between a close call and an accident.
  4. Windshield Wipers. Before you’re caught in a rain storm, make sure your vehicle’s windshield wipers can get the job done. Refill your windshield washer fluid (or bring your car in, and we will for you!) so your vision is never compromised in fall weather.
  5. Battery. The heat of the summer put added stress on your battery. As temperatures fall, new problems may arise. Do a visual check for corrosion, and ask our technicians to test your battery during your next inspection.
  6. Maintenance. Keeping up with preventative maintenance is the best way to catch issues early, prevent avoidable damage, and save money on repairs! Check your maintenance schedule or give our technicians a call – 303-347-1010.

To get your vehicle ready for fall, check these items at home or bring your vehicle in for a comprehensive fall safety inspection! Our technicians will review these key components and more to give you peace of mind knowing your vehicle is ready for the changing weather ahead.

Schedule your fall safety inspection by requesting an appointment online, dropping by our auto shop in Littleton, or calling our ASE-Certified technicians at 303-347-1010.

Categories: Car Care Tips