Fall Car Care Tips

At Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, we’re all about giving you the information and education that you need to take better care of your car. And, as you may be aware, Fall is now upon us. That means that there are a few things that you should do in order to keep your car running at its best.

First of all, you need to always make sure to get the year-round regular maintenance like an oil change and air filter replacement done when your car needs it. If you wait too long on items like this, you’ll end up putting more stress on the components in your car, especially your engine. You could also end up spending more money on gas, because a dirty air filter and poorly running engine will burn through gasoline more quickly.

After you’ve taken care of the normal regular maintenance items, Fort Collins Foreign Car Service wants to remind you to take care of a few extra things for Fall. In particular, it’s a good idea to give your battery a check. The cooler weather means that your battery will get more of a workout, so it’s good to check to make sure that your battery connections are free of corrosion and that your battery has sufficient charge. If your battery is more than a few years old, it should be replaced.

Also, don’t forget to check on your climate control system. You need to worry about regular maintenance like an oil change year-round, but you only use your heater in the Fall and Winter. So, make sure to check your heating, ventilation, defrosters and wiper blades. All of that will be needed to keep your car running safely and keep you nice and warm through the Fall and Winter.

You should also make sure you take a look at the tires and brakes. It may be best to bring your car into your local auto shop like Fort Collins Foreign Car Service to have these looked at by an expert. You can also get an regularly scheduled maintenance like an air filter replacement or an oil change done while you’re here.