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Car Care Tips That Will Prepare You for Winter

October: The Month of Car Care Tips That Will Prepare You for Winter

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October is one of two Car Care Months (the other is April). Why is now the time to consider key preventative maintenance tips for your vehicle? Harsh weather conditions are just around the corner and it’s important to take the time now to be prepared for when they finally arrive. So what should you do to prepare your car for the coming months?

  1. Check Tire PressureAuto Repair Shop Webster

Fall is a crucial time to check the pressure in your tires (including the spare). When the seasons change (specifically fall and spring), the pressure will change more drastically than any other time of year. On average, for every 10ºF temperature drop, you’ll lose 1 PSI. If you don’t have the proper tire pressure, you reduce fuel efficiency and traction control.

  1. Check Tire Tread

Ask us about the penny trick to check your tire tread. You need more than 3/32 inches of tread to have adequate traction. If you notice abnormal wear patterns, you might have a suspension problem or an alignment problem.

October is also the time to think about purchasing winter tires so you have them ready for when the first snowstorm arrives.

  1. Check Wiper Blades

Auto Repair Shop WebsterMake sure your wiper blades perform well, offering you a clear view of the road even in poor weather conditions. You can also install winter wiper blades to be prepared for the coming snowstorms. Winter wiper blades include a rubber foot that prevents ice and snow buildup and encourages contact between the blade and the glass.

  1. Check Washer Fluid

Don’t forget to check your washer fluid reservoir. If it’s low, top it off with cleaning solution that includes antifreeze components. The antifreeze helps to prevent the fluid from freezing onto your windshield once temperatures drop below 32ºF.  

  1. Check Air FilterAuto Repair Shop Webster

Take out the air filter and hold it up to the light. If you can’t see daylight thru it, you know it’s time to change it. Most filters need to be changed every 12,000 miles or once a year. You’ll find what type of filter to purchase for your specific vehicle in the owner’s manual.  


Hopefully these car care tips in honor of October will prepare you for the coming snowy months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 585.671.4120 and we’d be happy to give you advice.



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