5 Practical Ways To Get Your Vehicle Ready For Fall

As fall creeps around the corner, you want to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the new season. It is a smart idea to fix up and check on your vehicle on a seasonal basis to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the new season.

#1 Check Your Brakes

During the fall, you want to make sure that you have good brakes. When the roads are slippery, you want to be able to stop properly when needed. It is smart to have your brakes checked at least once a year. When you have your brakes checked, you don't want to just look at the brake pads; you want the entire system inspected. They should make sure that there is fluid in the brake lines and that the brake lines are not damaged in any way.

#2 Check the Tire Pressure

Checking your tire pressures is not something that you should just do on a seasonal basis, it is something that you should do every month. As the temperatures start to drop, you are going to want to make sure that you check the tire pressure on all of your tires, as the tire pressure has more than likely changed. Keep a close eye on your tire pressure through out the fall to ensure that you get the best tire grip and traction, as well as fuel efficiency possible.

#3 Check Your Heater

If you have not used your heater all summer, you don't want to turn it on when its cold outside only to discover that it is not working properly. Check your heaters and turn them on for ten minutes or so to make sure that your heaters are warming things up properly. After that, check both your front and rear defrosters to make sure that they are working properly as well. Defrosters can help you see and literally save your life on the road when your window fogs up.

If your heater is not working right, get your vehicle into the dealership to have the heater fixed. It could be a small problem or a more complex problem, you will not know for sure until you take your vehicle in.

#4 Check the Charge on Your Battery

Next, the ensuing cold weather can be tough on your battery, so make sure that your battery is well charged before fall turns into winter. Your mechanic or local oil change place should be able to test your vehicle and figure out if your battery needs to be changed out soon.

This fall, get your brakes inspected. Make sure your heater is working and that your battery is holding a good charge. Make sure that your tire pressure is at the right levels as the outside temperatures changes.

Contact your local Volkswagen service for more help.