October has been designated Fall Car Care Month by the nonprofit Car Care Council. As dusk comes earlier and the temperature starts to drop, this is the perfect time to make sure that your Chevrolet is ready for winter and up to date on all maintenance, no matter what part of the country you live in.
- Replace worn wiper blades and make sure your windshield wiper fluid is topped off.
- Check the condition of all hoses and belts.
- Make sure all your lights are working, including headlights, taillights, brake lights, turning lights, parking lights, and dashboard lights.
- Check the condition of your tires and make sure they are properly inflated. Tires generally lose about 1 psi of pressure for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit the temperature drops.
- Check the heater and defroster and have the exhaust system examined for leaks, which could be especially dangerous in a closed vehicle.
- Check your battery. Cold weather is hard on batteries, and they don’t always give warning signals before failing. The average life of a batter is 3.8-4.2 years. Over that, your running on borrowed time. Let us check it free. Click Here
- Check your antifreeze. The mixture of coolant and water inside your vehicle is typically 50/50. Don’t mistakenly add 100 percent antifreeze, because at full strength it will freeze at a higher temperature than if it is mixed with distilled water.
Remember, whenever you need any kind of maintenance on your Chevrolet, be sure to visit Weber Chevrolet. We’re focused on one goal: caring for you and your Chevrolet.