Changing of the Seasons

by autoshopit.com on 10/22/2010 - 11:15 am | 0 Comment

Tags: Driving Tips

As much as we all hate to admit it, the seasons are changing.  Fall weather has slowly crept in and the heat of summer is gone.  That can only mean one thing, winter is on it's way.  We all like to avoid our winter planning because we like to believe that it won't actually start to snow in the near future.  While snow might not come this week, a snowfall is not a long way away.  It's time to start thinking of the upcoming winter and what your car needs to be prepared.

Maintenance Check

It's a good idea to take your car in for a regular maintenance check to ensure that everything is working properly so your car's performance is not affected when the bad weather arrives.  When that first snow fall occurs there will be a big rush and most mechanics will be full causing you to have to wait. This is not a great way to start off winter bad weather driving.

Wiper Blade Replacement

Now that the rainy season is upon us, it's important to make sure that your wiper blades are working properly.  Turn them on and make sure that they are not making any noise, and that they are able to clean your whole window.  Also check to make sure you have enough wiper fluids in your car.  To get more information on wiper blades visit our wiper blade replacement article. 

Heating

There is nothing worse than getting into your car in the early morning when it's below zero to finally discover that your heating needs fixing.  A broken car heater is a great way to ruin a day and remind you to test out your heating before you actually need it.  Make sure that your car is able to warm up so when you need it, it's there for you. 

Winter Tires

Changing your tires before that first snowfall is important to ensure a safe driving experience when the weather goes bad.  Many people try to hold off on putting on winter tires because they don't want to ruin them.  Winter tires ruin when it's hot out, but now that the weather has changed it is safe to put them on without them wearing down quickly.  After the first snowfall, not only are many accidents caused because of a lack of preperation in putting on winter tires, there is also a big rush to local autoshops to try to get them on.  You can save yourself a lot of time and hassle by thinking ahead and changing them now.  To learn more click for our winter tires article.

If you don't already have an auto mechanic that you trust you can do a search on our site and read customer reviews to ensure the proper treatment of your car for this upcoming winter.



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