Fall Car Care

Tis’ the Season: Car Care in Orland Park, IL. 

The change of seasons often forces people into different clothing styles, moods, and all around habits. It should be no surprise that the change in temperature also has an effect on our vehicles.

According to The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), lower temperatures tend to make existing car issues worse.

Here are a few things you can do to take care of your vehicle in the Fall and Winter months:

  • Make sure that all the lights work on your vehicle. Give your lights a quick polish and replace any bulbs that are dim or out.
  • Assess the ability of your wipers and replace if necessary. It is important to keep your windshields clean.
  • Check oil and oil filters regularly. Keep the cooling system of your vehicle clean and refill all as necessary.
  • Make sure your defrosters, air, and heat systems are working efficiently.
  • Check your tire air and traction. It may be time fill up or replace them altogether.
  • Have an emergency kit with you. Pack a first-aid kit, snacks, water, change of warm clothing, a flashlight, car charger, tire chains, etc. in case of an emergency.
  • Check the owner’s manual for your car and follow the service schedules that are listed. Go to a reliable repair shop to get any drivability issues fixed and any services recommended done.
  • At this time, make sure your brakes, transmission, and car battery are all serviced up to date and working efficiently.
  • Drive safely! A change in season means a change in driving conditions. As always, make sure distractions such as your cell-phone are put away so you can actively practice your defensive driving skills.

Don’t forget to contact Gee Schussler Insurance Agency in Orland Park, Illinois for all of your car insurance needs. We will work to find you the best policy, regardless of the season.