Fall is a beautiful time of year. The heat of the summer gives way to sweater weather and cool evenings by the fire, and the holidays are just around the corner. Is your quality used car ready for the changing season? Here are five tips to get it there.

Check Your Brakes

With fall comes leaves and other debris on the road, which can cause slippery and hazardous conditions. Make sure your quality used car is ready to stop on a dime by getting your brakes checked. If you need service, check out our services centers.

Is Your Heater Working?

You probably haven’t turned on your heater in a few months. Is it still in proper working order? While you’re checking it, be sure to take a gander at your air filters. Clogged filters can lead to trouble with your car’s air vents later down the road.

Take Care of Maintenance

Have you been putting off topping off your fluids or getting your oil changed? Now’s the perfect time to do it!

Check the Wiper Blades

You’ll want to make sure your car’s wiper blades are in good shape to deal with fall weather conditions. To check the wiper blades, turn on both the wipers and windshield washers. A good set of blades should produce a streak-free sweep and leave the windshield clear. Are your blades leaving streaks? It’s time to replace them.

Inspect the Tires

Do you know how to check tread depth using a dedicated gauge? If there’s 4/32” of tread remaining at any point, most professionals recommend replacing the tires. A tread depth reading of 2/32” or less indicates the tires are a safety hazard and should be replaced immediately. If all of that just confused you, bring your quality used vehicle into our shop and our professional technicians will be happy to service your tires.

 
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