As temperatures drop, fall is the time to roll the windows down and go for a scenic drive. But, don’t forget that winter is right around the corner, and that means increasingly unpredictable driving conditions. Follow these simple steps to prepare your car for fall and make sure you’re ready for anything.
Check Your Tires
Even the best all-season tires will underperform if they’re not properly aligned and inflated. This is especially true in fall and winter when there’s an increased chance of wet, icy, or snowy roads. Check your tires to ensure they have plenty of tread. And, if you notice your car pulling to one side, have the tires aligned.
Charge Your Battery
Cold mornings put extra strain on your car’s battery. Before it’s too late, make sure your battery is fully charged. If the terminals are excessively corroded, it could be time to replace the battery altogether.
Stow Useful Emergency Items
There’s no telling what the weather will do in the winter. Before it arrives, stow some important emergency items in your vehicle such as blankets, gloves, water bottles, and a cell phone charger.
Follow these simple tips for preparing your car for fall, and you can drive with confidence all season long. For a new vehicle perfect for those fall drives, stop by Bates Nissan today.