Fall means color-changing leaves, football season, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course the change in driving conditions. With the weather cooling down in Newark, NJ, we may soon experience more rain and even freezing conditions. Before you embark on your fall festivities, it is important to keep safe transportation in mind. Below are our top 3 auto maintenance recommendations for the fall.
Change Your Wiper Blades.
It’s easy to take your wiper blades for granted until you actually need them. If it has been a year or longer since you changed them, it is a good time to renew them this fall. The weather can be unpredictable in the autumn, so make sure you have effective wipers to clear your windscreen. Plus, the rubber or silicone on the blades probably wore down from the heat this summer. If your windshield wiper blades are noisy or leaving streaks, it is time to swap them out.
Monitor Your Fluids.
As temperatures decrease, make sure all your vehicle fluids are clean and topped off. For example, motor oil becomes more viscous when it is colder, making it move slower throughout the engine. Besides an oil change, you should consider flushing your coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, etc. as they are crucial to your vehicle’s performance.
Check Your Tires.
Our technicians will say and remind you time and time again that your tires are the most important aspect of your car. If you want to make it through the cold and slick seasons, please make sure you have sufficient and even treads. If the tires on your car have less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth, it is considered unsafe to drive on. Please swap out your tires ASAP. If your tread depth checks out, don’t forget to check your tire pressure often as well.
If you need help with any of the maintenance items mentioned above, please call or visit the professional team at Autobahn Auto Repair soon.