When the fall weather arrives, the temperature is going to begin dropping. Also, weather changes mean that you need to prepare your vehicle for different road conditions. At Klien Honda, we want to ensure that you are always prepared for the road. That’s why we offer our handy fall maintenance tips. Here is what you can do to prepare your vehicle for fall driving conditions better.
The chances are that you put lots of miles on your tires during the summer. Therefore, you will want to check the conditions of your tire treads to ensure that your vehicle will have enough grip. Make sure that each tire has at least 2/32 inches of tread depth. Also, be sure to check the pressure level of each tire. Finally, inspect the sidewalls for any signs of damage. Now is also an excellent time to check your vehicle’s battery. Be sure to check the col cranking amperage. Also, visually inspect the battery for any corrosion. If you notice any green or orange splotches on the battery, it may be due for replacement service. Fall is also when you are likely to experience more rainy conditions. Therefore, you will want to inspect the wiper blades. If you notice any peeling rubber or bent blades, you should have the wiper blades replaced right away. Finally, you will want to be sure that your vehicle’s cabin is ready for the cooler weather. Check the HVAC system to see that the heater is blowing warm air. Additionally, check the heater, defrosters, seat warmers, and steering wheel warmers.
You don’t want to take any chances when driving in fall weather conditions. The road conditions may be slick. Also, you will want to ensure that parts of your vehicle have not been worn down due to long summer road trips. Each season, it is a smart idea to make sure that your vehicle doesn’t have any issues that could potentially leave you on the side of the road.
Make sure your vehicle is ready for fall driving. If you need assistance getting your car ready for fall, schedule service at Klien Honda. We can take your appointment online or by phone. We are proud to be the trusted Honda service center of choice around the Everett, Bothell, Lynnwood, Marysville, and Lake Stevens, WA region.