Here in Florida, automobiles don’t get hit as hard by the colder months as the rest of the country. However, it’s still pretty important to prep for fall and winter weather. Even if there isn’t snow or ice to damage cars, low numbers on the thermometer can have a significant impact on the inner workings of your car, especially when it is used to the hot, sunny temperatures of the Sunshine State. Make sure your car doesn’t fall victim to the season change by taking these simple precautions.
Check Your Tires
Did you know that tires lose their pressure more rapidly in cooler temperatures? It’s important to keep an eye on the tire pressure gauge, and make sure to keep them properly inflated. Not only do improperly inflated tires have a higher risk of going flat, but they also reduce fuel economy and skid more easily.
Brakes are critical in hazardous weather because they allow drivers to come to a full stop and prevent accidents. Keeping your vehicle’s handling under control through the fall and winter is a big part of automobile safety. This is especially important if you plan on driving out-of-state for the holidays. Rotors, drums, and brake linings all work together to keep the brakes healthy and safe, and it’s important to be prepared for any and all road conditions, whether or not you’re headed north to visit family.
Make Sure Your Heat Works
Comfort is also important in the fall and winter and shouldn’t be overlooked as something that isn’t a necessity. The HVAC system keeps drivers cool in the summer and warm in the colder months, and ensuring that your heat will keep your cozy is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Plus, the HVAC system is in charge of things like defrosting, which improves visibility and prevents collisions.
For tire changes, brake inspections, and other maintenance needs, visit Dependable Mitsubishi’s service department.
1440 US Highway 1
1440 US Highway 1
1440 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (866) 200-5046