Fall car maintenance should be at the top of your list of things to do as you prepare for the fall. You want to do everything you can to stay safe on the roads. Your car needs to be tuned up and ready to go as the colder weather approaches. While there are a few things you can do on your own, you should also schedule maintenance for your car with an auto professional.
Brakes should be checked, including rotors and drums. This way, if you experience any icy or snow-covered roads, you know that your brakes are going to work.
Your heater and defroster should also be checked. The HVAC system is responsible for not only providing you with a comfortable amount of heat in the interior of the car, but also defrosting windows so that you can see through them no matter what the weather is like. While the mechanic is doing everything, the air filter should be changed out as well.
You also want to have the battery checked. Often, batteries will die without any kind of warning. Make sure that the connections are clean and corrosion free. It has been several years since you have had a new battery, it may be time to replace it.
Finally, you want the tires to be checked. There should be a good amount of tire tread so that they can grip the road. The tire pressure (PSI) can change as the weather changes, so you want to make sure that it is at the level recommended by your car’s owner manual.
Contact us at Neff & Associates Insurance Services Inc today to learn more about ways to protect yourself and your vehicle in Pismo Beach, California. We can talk to you about coverage, obtain quotes from multiple companies, and answer any questions that you may have.