As temperatures drop, car maintenance needs may change, depending on the climate you’re in. Keep the following simple maintenance tips in mind this season to protect your automobile and yourself and your passengers.
-Check all your fluids, such as your power steering, engine oil, brake and transmission, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze.
-Make sure the hoses and belts are not cracked or showing signs of extreme wear.
-Make sure your battery is still good. Also check the connections for corrosions.
-The brake system should be inspected yearly, and get your brake linings, rotors and drums inspected when you get your oil changed.
-The exhaust system should also be inspected, especially if your car is making any odd noises.
-A tune-up should be scheduled in order to get the best fuel economy.
-The heating and air system should be evaluated, as a car without a properly working defroster can be dangerous.
-Regularly check the tires and the tire pressure. Make sure you get your tires rotated routinely.
-It’s important that your wipers work properly for vision purposes.
As a Los Angeles car accident attorney, I know that keeping your car well-maintained can ensure your safety, as well as the safety of others on the road. In my experience as a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I have seen that a routine maintenance program will help keep you safe and help extend the life of your car.