Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall

September 20th, 2016 by

Summer is winding down, and signs of fall are in the air. Crisp, cool mornings and evenings; the kids heading back to school; swimming pools closing for the season; ski resorts preparing for winter and many other signs of autumn’s approach are now upon us. The end of summer also means it’s time to get your car ready for fall, and now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your favorite Tennessee car dealership and service department, Action Nissan.

Brake Check
Bad brakes on a car can be deadly, so it’s absolutely crucial to ensure your car’s brakes are in excellent condition this fall. Highly skilled automotive technicians will check all parts of your brake system to make sure they’re in good shape for fall and winter driving. Inclement weather is quite common in fall and winter months, and for this reason, alone, it’s imperative to have brakes that are in great condition. Because tire pressure drops drastically when the outside temperature goes down, your tire pressure will be checked when your brakes are serviced.

Wiper Blade Replacement
Rain and snow are common in fall and winter, so it’s important to have wiper blades that are in excellent condition. Wiper blades are fairly inexpensive and can be replaced in a matter of minutes. If you choose to replace your own wiper blades, be sure to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to ensure you get the right size and type of wiper blades. We recommend that you leave this task to trained professionals; you’re sure to get the right wiper blades for your make and model when you leave your car in the hands of skilled automotive technicians.

Battery Check
Having a car battery die unexpectedly in cold weather can be quite stressful. To avoid this unpleasant experience, make sure your battery is in great working order by having it checked by trained auto mechanics. A fully charged battery is necessary to start your car in the cold temperatures that autumn brings. If you see signs of corrosion on the battery terminals or cable ends or if you spot loose connections, your battery needs to be replaced. If you cannot remember the last time you replaced your car battery, it’s probably time to do so. Don’t want until your battery dies to learn it was on its last leg; have your battery checked by a trusted automotive expert before cold weather sets in.

Check Fluids
There’s nothing worse than a car breaking down in cold weather. To help avoid this from happening, your car fluids should be checked before cold weather arrives. Be sure to have your brake fluid, transmission fluid, steering fluid, oil and all other car fluids checked by a trained professional.

Cooling System Check
Your vehicle’s coolant level in the overflow tank should be checked when the engine is cold, and highly trained auto mechanics know this; that’s why you should leave this job to the experts at Vibe Auto. If the cooling system level is too low, a 50/50 solution of water and coolant will be added to allow proper antifreeze capability; also, it may be necessary to refill your vehicle’s cooling system for fall.

Oil Change
If you change your car’s oil yourself, be sure to consult your owner’s manual before doing so. Putting the wrong motor oil in your car can do serious damage to your engine. Avoid hurting your car’s engine by leaving oil changes to the experts at Vibe Auto.

Check Heater/De-Froster
With fall upon us, it’s important to have a working heating system and de-frosting system. Driving with fogged up windows is dangerous and can surely lead to an accident. For fall, your front and rear window defrosters will be checked to ensure they’re working properly, and if necessary, these systems will be repaired.

Schedule your service today by calling us at (615) 922-3233.

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