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October is Car Care Month: Helpful Tips

Washing Car by Vintage Blue via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Washing Car by Vintage Blue via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

As a responsible car owner, you know that in order to keep your vehicle reliable and roadworthy, proper maintenance is necessary. This becomes especially essential before and after seasons dictated by extreme weather conditions. As Fall precedes the onset of winter, this is an opportune time to take all the necessary precautions to ensure your vehicle’s reliability. Car Care Month is nationally recognized as October, and we here at Irvine Auto Center would love to offer you some tips on how to help your car run best. Take care of your car this October with these important safety checks and maintenance tips.

Schedule Your Vehicle’s Seasonal Checkup Today

Professional attention by an experienced service technician provides peace of mind that your vehicle is in excellent condition. While nothing might be causing you to pause and question the health of your vehicle, preventative maintenance is the best type of maintenance.

Test the Battery

The battery and its charging system should be properly inspected routinely. Your car requires a fully charged battery to start its engine in cold temperatures, and with fall leading into colder weather, now is a better time to check it then when it goes out. Battery cables and battery terminals should also not be ignored. Connections should be tight and corrosion-free.

Inspect Tires and Tread

Uneven tire wear can pose serious danger to your life on the roads, not to mention your vehicle’s roadworthiness. Wheel alignment and balancing issues as well as suspension problems can arise, and rather than letting it get that far, a quick check of your tires and system can provide a big difference.

Fluid Levels Check

All fluids including oil and coolants in the engine and fluids in the brake system and transmission system should be checked and topped up if necessary. Skilled mechanics can do this more efficiently and help you to determine what actually needs to be changed.

Lights Check

All lights on a vehicle perform necessary safety functions which are why burnout lightbulbs should be replaced as soon as possible. These include headlights, taillights and turn signals.

Additional Checks to Note

Additional checks should be made to the brake system, air conditioning system, and overall engine efficiency to make sure your vehicle is in optimal condition and performing efficiently.

Visit the Service Centers at Irvine Auto Center

Irvine Auto Center located in Irvine, CA is a reputable grouping of dealerships here in Southern California. Looking for new cars in Irvine? Make any one of our dealerships your preferred dealership. We also specialize in quality used cars in Irvine. Visit us today to experience the best in customer service and see a select choice of premium vehicles on our inventory list.

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