With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to get your Ford ready for fall weather with excellent service from Van Drunen Ford and easy do-it-yourself maintenance tasks. Here are some of the most important tasks for transitioning from summer into cooler weather.
First, inspect the tires and check the air pressure. If the rubber is bulging or cracked, or the tread is worn, it’s time to replace them—and you’ll definitely want new tires before winter hits. Cold air can reduce air pressure, so add air to your tires as needed for better traction.
Next, check your lights. If any are burnt out, replace them—it’s going to start getting dark earlier, and you need working lights more than ever. You may also want to scrub the inside of the plastic covers if you notice the lights are foggy.
Replace the wiper blades. Wiper blades get worn out over the rainy spring and summer months, and going into inclement fall weather, you’ll want fresh ones. You should also turn on the heater and defrost to make sure they’re still working after you left them off for months.
Head to Van Drunen Ford for oil changes, tire rotations, battery tests, fluid refills, and an inspection. All of these tasks are more important than ever during cold months, and you want a professional taking care of them.