As the nights start getting longer, you know it’s time to devote some special attention to your car. The fall season, followed by winter, can give birth to a number of problems in your car, so it’s always better to plan ahead and be prepared when the mercury drops. While you can always count on AutoBidMaster for great deals on clean and totaled cars for sale, you must know how to keep them in top shape. To help, in this article, we share some simple yet useful tips to prepare your car for the fall season. Read on.
Check the Transmission Belts and Hoses
Colder temperature can worsen any cracks or leaks that may have developed in your car’s transmission belts and hoses. That’s the reason why it is extremely important to check the belts and hoses for any noticeable cracks, leaks, or wears, and make sure there is no splitting, fraying, or glazing. If any belt or hose is cracked or visibility worn out, take the time to get it replaced as soon as possible.
Check the Electrical Systems
The electrical systems of a car, especially the heating system, should be working perfectly when the winter finally arrives; after all, you don’t want your car’s heating system to malfunction when the cold weather comes. In addition, make sure you also check other electrical systems, including defroster, lights, wipers, and other electrical systems that you will be frequently using during fall and winter.
Check the Fluid Levels
Maintaining the right level of fluids is essential to keep your car running smoothly, and the prerequisite becomes all the more important during colder seasons. Before the onset of the fall season, check the levels of all fluids used in your car, including engine oil, windshield washer, transmission oil, brake oil, coolant, and power steering oil. If you lack the expertise to do it all by yourself, take your car to a service center or hire a mechanic.
Check the Tires and Brakes
Maintaining the right tire pressure is extremely important for safe driving, especially during colder seasons as during those periods the tires lose air more quickly compared to warmer months. Similarly, colder weather can also worsen any brake problems in the car, mainly because the roads can become slippery from snow and ice. Check the tires as well as brakes and address the issues if you find any.
When it comes to the maintenance of your car, you just can’t leave any of the boxes unchecked. Before the fall season arrives, make sure your car is in perfect condition. If you are still looking to buy a car or looking to add to your collection, AutoBidMaster has got you covered. Running throughout the year, our junk car auctions are open to all members and give them access to the largest auto auction inventory in North America. To start bidding in our online auctions featuring totalled cars for sale, register with us today. If you have any questions about our junk car auction, simply call: +1 (503) 298-4300, Mon-Fri, 6am to 4pm (GMT-8:00) or email: at [email protected].
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