As temperatures get colder outside, it’s a good time to make sure your vehicle is ready for fall and winter driving. Mike Boucher, service manager at Jim Olson Ford-Lincoln in Sturgeon Bay, says you should make sure you have good tread on your vehicle’s tires, a dependable battery, and adequate coolant in the cooling system for below zero temperatures. Proper inflation of tires is important as well. He says the air pressure in tires can go down considerably faster this time of year.
Checking to make sure your vehicle’s window wipers are working properly is important as well. Boucher adds that everyone should keep a pair of jumper cables or a jumper pack in the trunk along with warm clothing, blankets, and a small snow shovel. You can find more fall car care tips here.