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Tips and Tricks to Get Your Car Ready for Fall Driving

Top 5 Tips for Fall Car Care and Maintenance 

Fall has arrived in the United States and that means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Do you and your family travel a lot around the holidays? We know we do. Make sure your car, truck or SUV is ready for fall adventures with our top 5 tips for fall car care and maintenance here at U.S. Auto Sales. 

1. Check Your Tires and Tire Pressure 

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Tires have an incredible impact on performance, fuel economy and safety – which makes it vital that you check your tires each season. Double-check your tire pressure and inflate your tires to the proper levels. It is equally important to check tire tread wear and it is simple with the penny test – just put a penny in the tread with Abraham Lincoln’s head down and if you can see the top of his head, it is time for new tires.  

2. Check Your Battery 

When fall weather arrives, it is important to check your vehicle’s battery. Double-check your battery for corrosion and make sure that all connections are tight and secure. Cold weather can have a negative impact on your battery and it is important to check your battery when the seasons change. 

3. Check Your Windshield Wiper Blades 

Did you know that your windshield wiper blades should be replaced every six months? Wiper blades will get cracked and torn over time when they are exposed to weather changes and can leave streaks on your windshield – which will have a negative impact on your visibility and safety. Check your windshield wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid before you hit the road this fall. 

4. Check Your Brakes 

Brakes are key to your safety and it is important to check your brake rotors and brake pads each season. Double-check the condition of your brakes and brake fluid levels this fall prior to your holiday adventures. Contact your automotive service technician if you need help with your brakes. 

5. Check Your Brake Lights and Headlights 

When fall and winter weather conditions arrive, visibility can become an issue in some parts of the country due to weather and your headlights, taillights and brake lights play an important role when the days get shorter. Check your headlights, taillights and brake lights this fall to ensure everything is in working order.  

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Get ready for holiday travel with our top 5 tips for fall car care and maintenance at U.S. Auto Sales. Shop online and find a used car, truck or SUV at a great price at U.S. Auto Sales locations!