Don’t wait to Inspect your Vehicle this Fall

Now is a good time of the year to have your vehicle inspected. Between seasons is when it is recommended to have the vehicle brought in for regular maintenance. Fall is a great time because this can help prepare your vehicle for the upcoming months. If you did a lot of driving this summer from vacations or road trips, it could cause wear and tear to parts of the vehicle. Having the parts repaired or replaced now can get your vehicle ready for winter.

If the vehicle is difficult to start, or has an issue with keeping it running, make sure that you schedule an appointment. It could mean the starter is starting to go out and may need to be replaced. Rough starts, uneven idling, or stalling are often easier to fix than you may think. Sometimes a filter change, fluid change, or new starter can fix these issues.

Another part you will need to have inspected is the battery. The battery is important because it allows you to have enough power when operating your vehicle. Check the terminals and posts for any rust or corrosion. Having a clean battery post and terminal is important for a clear and good connection. The cable connections should also be tightened to ensure proper performance. If there is an issue with the vehicle starting, it could mean that dirt or corrosion might be on the battery.

In order to keep your vehicle working efficiently and effectively, make sure that it is maintained on a regular basis. This includes checking things like the lights, tires, windshield wipers, belts, and fluid levels. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. When inspecting the vehicle, we can also check the oil and condition it is in. When recommended, the oil should be changed so it is in the best condition possible to lubricate parts of the engine. We can also check the tires and what condition they are in. The tread is an important part to inspect because it helps to grip the road when you drive. If there is limited tread on the tires, it could cause the vehicle to slip or slide on the roads when they are wet. Also make sure to check the air pressure regularly.