Get Your Car Ready for the Fall Weather

Even though we are having lovely, unseasonably warm days, in the evening you can feel the chill of the Autumn. This is a good time to get your car ready for the cold night, and rains. After the summer fun, it’s time to get your vehicle inspected and prepared for the harsher driving conditions.

At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we recommend that you have professionals look at various components and system of your vehicle:

As the days get shorter, you vehicle’s exterior lights gain in importance. All exterior lights should be checked to make sure they operate properly and provide you with visibility on the road. Do not forget signal lights - they are important for your safety.

Windshield Wipers
Faulty windshield wipers in the middle of a rainstorm are no fun – and during summer we rarely use them, so it’s doubly important to do a windshield wiper check before the winter rains. Summer heat and sunlight tend to damage wipers, so it’s important to check them every year in Autumn.  

Good tread on the tires is what allows them to evacuate water and keep your car from hydroplaning. Check your tires to make sure there is plenty of tread, and that they are properly inflated. This is one of the most important safety checks you can do yourself, or bring your vehicle to Toole’s Garage – we will be happy to check the vehicle tires for you.

As the weather gets chillier, it’s good to have the heater checked out to make sure it will keep you warm when needed. We recommend checking the defroster as well.

Brakes Inspection
While brakes are the most important safety system on your vehicle, it is even more important to make sure that brakes, including ABS (anti-lock) function of your vehicle’s brakes are working correctly. It’s also important to check the condition of brake pads and the brake fluid.

So, before the rains start, bring your car for a checkup to our San Carlos auto garage. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will be happy to inspect your vehicle, and get it ready for the winter driving. Make an appointment online, or call us at the shop.

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