Top 5 Fall Auto Maintenance Tips
Schedule Your Fall Auto MaintenanceIt is vital to set aside some time to perform these top 5 fall auto maintenance items. If you are more comfortable having your service technician do these inspections, then call or stop in for a service. If it is time for your routine oil change, simply tack on a multi-point inspection for these other items to make sure your vehicle is as safe as it can be.
TiresYour vehicle’s tires are in constant contact with the road and you should be inspect them at least once every couple of weeks. You should also monitor the treadwear and depth, and address any abnormalities as soon as possible. Proper air pressure is also important to check frequently, especially in the fall. Seasonal changes in the temperature can really affect your tire pressure. So, be prepared to add or remove air in your tires if the temperature drops or rises dramatically.
AlignmentRoutinely checking your car’s alignment helps reduce excessive wear on the tires. It can also improve gas mileage and the overall efficiency of your vehicle. Check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle has a suggested alignment schedule. A good rule of thumb is to bring your vehicle in for an alignment service once a year or if you notice:
- Vehicle pulls to one side while driving in a straight line
- Steering is not centered when driving straight ahead
- Uneven tire tread wear