Fall Car Care Tips

Fall Car Care

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means fall is right around the corner. Prepare yourself for trips in the cool autumn air by making sure your car is up to par. Our service department here at Dan Young GM will be happy to help!

Check the Battery

Many drivers find themselves waiting for roadside assistance due to a weak battery. You can ensure your vehicle runs all season long by having the system inspected by a professional technician. Make sure to clean off any corrosion on the terminals and tighten the connections before cooler weather arrives.

Check the Brakes

A car’s braking system is the first line of defense when it comes to preventing a collision. Summer traveling can result in some significant wear on the brake pads and rotors. Having the brakes professionally inspected can help prevent an accident and spot minor problems before they turn into major repairs. Make sure to replace the brake pads if necessary.

Change the Oil

The oil is responsible for protecting vital engine components. Keeping the engine cool and lubricated improves performance and efficiency. It should come as no surprise that fresh oil performs its jobs better than old oil. Check the owner’s manual to determine how often your make and model needs an oil change. As a general rule, the oil should be changed every season.