According to the Car Care Council, October is Fall National Car Care Month. A focus on car care occurs twice annually, in April and October. These months coincide with a shift in seasonal weather.
The focus of Fall Car Care Month is winter weather readiness. In Colorado, October usually brings cooler temperatures that hint at the coming winter. Some Octobers in Colorado even have a few snowy days.
At Rallye Coach Works, we believe seasonal car care helps keep your vehicle in top shape throughout the year. Here are a few tips to take care of your car this month.
Fall Car Care Tips
Rotate the Tires
Tire rotation helps tires to wear evenly over time. Even wear makes tires last longer and work better. Uneven tire wear can impact grip, which is especially important during winter.
Swap Out for Snow Tires
October is also a great time to switch out for snow tires if you don’t have all-weather tires on your vehicle. Snow tires include studs for improved traction in icy weather.
Check the Brakes
Schedule a brake inspection to ensure the rotors, linings, and drums are in good condition. Also, check the brake fluid levels. Invest in any required maintenance to replace worn-out parts. Brakes are essential for your safety!
Change the Oil
Regular oil changes keep your vehicle running smoothly. During most oil change services, the technician will check your fluid levels and note any obvious issues. Failing to change the oil can result in damage to your vehicle.
Add Emergency Winter Gear
Equip your car with the necessary winter gear. Make sure you have an ice scraper and snow brush. Also, include an emergency kit with jumper cables, blanket, flashlight, collapsible shovel, and tow rope. If you find yourself stuck in bad weather, you’ll have the necessary equipment to stay safe.
Install New Wiper Blades
Winter is rough on wiper blades. However, they are essential to see when driving in the snow. Install new wiper blades before the winter weather hits to ensure a clear view on the go.
Invest in A Clear Bra
Schedule an appointment for clear bra installation. The clear urethane film creates a layer of protection between your paint job and the elements. The clear coat protects your auto body’s surface from chips, fading, and dings. We offer clear bra installation service.
Schedule Auto Body Repairs
Cracks, dents, and scratches can become worse during colder months. When left unprotected, rust can form and spread. Don’t ignore auto body damage. Rallye Coach Works is your expert for auto body service. Call to schedule auto body repairs.
Celebrate Fall National Car Care Month
At Rallye Coach Works, we love a reason to celebrate cars. Take care of your vehicles this fall. Schedule routine maintenance and repair services to help your car look and run better. You’ll gain peace of mind that your vehicle is ready for safe winter driving.
Rallye Coach Works offers auto body services for clients in the Denver Metro area at our state-of-the-art auto body shop in Englewood. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service.