During a typical winter, freezing temperatures and heavy snow fall increase wear and tear on your vehicle, which works hard to transport you safely through rough weather conditions. While you may not be thinking about this now, it is recommended to have your vehicle inspected. If you are proactive in preventative maintenance for your vehicle, before winter hits, your car will have already been serviced, any potential problems will be identified and fixed, and any needed repairs will be completed. Instead of experiencing a breakdown on the road after winter weather arrives, your car will be in optimal driving condition.
A battery may be functioning fine in the late summer and early fall, but may fail when the temperatures drop this winter. Make sure your battery does not need replaced.
A functioning cooling system and radiator is essential any time of year, as it keeps your vehicle from overheating. We can check your vehicle for any coolant or radiator leaks, as well as flush your coolant fluids out of the system, replacing them with new fluids for optimal heat recovery during the winter.
There is no time of year when inadequate tire tread becomes more apparent than when you are driving on slippery, icy roads. Tires with low tread are fine when roads are dry, but can quickly create a dangerous situation in the winter. By having your tires inspected this fall, you can replace the tires before road conditions worsen.
Brake Inspection and Repair
The car’s brakes should be checked regularly, especially in advance of the winter season. If you notice that the pedal is not as responsive as it used to be, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you. To be safe, make sure your brakes are functioning optimally.
Check Engine Light
When your car’s Check Engine light is on, it means there is a problem with your vehicle. If you have been driving with the Check Engine light on, you should schedule an appointment with us to determine the issue. Do not go into the winter with an undiagnosed issue that could be a major problem.