How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall

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Prepare your vehicle for autumn ahead.  

As the nights draw in and the mercury falls, it’s time to wrap up warm and get ready for fall. Autumn driving can take a toll on your vehicle, which is why it’s a great idea to give it a little TLC before the winter arrives. Here are some essential maintenance tips to check off.

Check the tires

Fall brings rain and cooler temperatures. Now is the time to ensure that your car’s tires are up for the season ahead. If the tread is worn out or there are nails or cracks, be sure to replace the tire as soon as possible.

Clean it up

Low light levels can make driving difficult, especially when the low sun dazzles drivers. Smears and smudges on the windscreen can make matters worse, so give all windows a thorough cleaning on the inside and outside.

Test the lights

It goes without saying that when you’re driving in the dark it’s essential to have working lights to see and be seen. Check your car’s lights to ensure there are no blown bulbs or fuses. If light levels drop during daylight hours, use dipped headlights.

Drive carefully

Fall brings different driving challenges from wet leaves to hazardous potholes. It’s advisable to stay alert and aware at all times behind the wheel, taking extra caution in the fall and winter months.

Get covered

Securing the right auto insurance can help to save your fall journey. Ask your insurer about breakdown cover to ensure that you have the right protection in place if the worst happens.

Secure reliable auto insurance that you understand and can rely on. Talk to the team at Ron Young Insurance to find out how to get affordable and quality auto insurance.

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