Fall Car Care Tips | Asheville NC | Weaverville, Hendersonville & Fletcher

Fall Car Care Tips

Fall Car Care Tips in Asheville, NC

The days are getting shorter, and summer is winding down as cooler weather sets in. No matter if you love or hate the fall season, it's a great time of year to take important steps to care for your car. With winter coming, your vehicle needs to be prepared. To help you, we've put together some tips on caring for your car this fall season.

Top 4 Fall Tips

1. Tire Tread and Pressure

As the temperature drops, tires can lose pressure (one pound of pressure for every 10-degree Fahrenheit drop). If you have summer tires on your vehicle currently, a good idea would be to switch to all-season tires. Be sure to check your owner's manual for the outlined tire pressure. For tread, you can use the penny method: Place a penny into the tread grooves. If Lincoln's head is showing, your treads are less than the recommended 2/32” of tread depth (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

2. Battery

Fall is a great time to check your car's battery, since cold weather can wear down a car battery. Check the battery connections and ensure they're tight, clean and free of corrosion. A good idea is to also have your battery tested. If it's more than three years old, it might be time to replace it so you don't have any surprise battery failures.

3. Heating and Cooling

It's important that your car's heating and cooling are performing well. This is not just for driver and passenger comfort, but for safety reasons too, such as needing to defrost the windows in winter.

4. Lights

With the days getting shorter, you'll need to use your lights more often. Make sure all your lights are in working order, including your brake lights. If a bulb is out, be sure to replace it.

If you'd like to learn more or need repairs for your vehicle, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 611 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806. We look forward to serving our customers near Weaverville, Hendersonville and Fletcher.