As the colder weather quickly approaches, now is an important time to show your car some TLC. Proper maintenance can improve the performance and safety of your car through the colder months. Here are 7 car maintenance tips to keep in mind this fall season.
1. Check Fluids
As the weather turns cold, the attention turns to guarding your car against freezing up and struggling to start. Make certain your car has adequate anti-freeze and that your engine oil is fresh and is a viscosity that works well in cold weather (5W30 or 10W40). Top off power steering, transmission, and brake fluids as well.
2. Check Your Battery
A weak battery will struggle to start your car when it is cold.