Keeping up with seasonal car maintenance comes with a vast array of benefits. From higher fuel economy to a smoother, more comfortable ride, it pays to properly maintain your vehicle. Here are a few Fall maintenance tips to make the season more enjoyable from us here at Paul Obaugh Ford.
Colder weather requires a fully charged battery to start the car. Weak batteries will quickly lose whatever charge they have, potentially leaving you stranded. Have your car’s battery and charging system professionally inspected to ensure there aren’t any unexpected problems once the fall weather really sets in. If you battery is more than three years old, it’s probably a good idea to get a new one.
A car without properly functioning headlights and taillights is a safety hazard. To ensure all your lights are functioning properly, perform a walk around of your vehicle. Clean your headlights as best you can and replace any dull or burnt bulbs. Doing so ensures other drivers can see you in inclement weather and you’ll be capable of driving at night with few visibility issues.
Cool weather means lower tire pressure. Make sure to check your vehicle’s tire pressure once a week. If the pressure is too low, add air until the tire meets the manufacturer-suggested pressure, which can be found in your owner’s manual. Properly inflated tires offer a smoother ride, better handling, and sometimes an increase in fuel economy.
If your vehicle needs regular maintenance before the colder months roll in, stop by our service department at Paul Obaugh Ford today.