August 20th, 2019 by

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about fall, but the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. The changing of the seasons are closer than you think! Just like with every changing of the seasons, you need to make sure your vehicle is up to the challenge. Here are a few tips so that you’re prepared ahead of time when the leaves start changing colors and falling to the ground.

Check Your Lights
With the days getting shorter, your afternoon commute is going to be getting darker earlier. Make sure all of your lights-headlights, tail lights, turn signals, fog lights, high beams, etc-are shining bright when they need to. Putting this off too long can result in a dangerous driving situation for yourself and others, so get on it!

Examine Your Windshield
If you have a crack or chip in your window or windshield, it’s best to get it taken care of immediately! Changing temperatures can turn a tiny nick in your glass into a long crack that requires a full replacement.

Check Fluid Levels
Over the course of the summer, your fluids can take a beating, so be sure to top off levels and replace the necessary fluids before you get into the next set of environmental challenges. If some fluids need to be cut with water, make sure you’re not putting too much water in or it might freeze when the temperatures really drop.

Look At Your Traction
Traction is always important, but especially when the leaves begin to fall onto the road, you want to have as much control as possible. Checking to make sure your tires aren’t too worn down is crucial, and it’s always a good idea to check your pressures and the integrity of your sidewalls. Nothing is worse than finding out too late that your tires are compromised.

Before you get caught in catchup mode, stop into Springfield Buick GMC to make sure you’re vehicle is ready for the changing of the seasons!

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