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October is Fall Car Care Month

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There’s plenty you can do to keep your car running smoothly throughout the winter by preparing it for falling temperatures and taking precautions to prevent unexpected repairs. You can choose to take care of some of these maintenance issues on your own, but for the more complicated come to Irvine Auto Center and leave it to the professionals!

Our Tips to Keep your Car Running in the Winter

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First of all, we advise you to check all fluid levels including engine oil, brake, transmission, and power steering. While you’re at it you can check your windshield washer fluid and antifreeze at the same time. You can also take a look at the belts and hoses to check they’re not cracked or brittle or showing signs of too much wear and tear.

You don’t want to get caught out with a flat battery when it’s cold outside and so it’s wise to check the battery and replace it if you have to. Make sure the connections are clean and tight and that there’s no corrosion around the battery terminals.

Take a close look at your exhaust system to ensure there are no leaks or damage that needs fixing. If your exhaust is blowing fumes or making a strange noise, there’s likely to be an issue that needs attention. We always recommend that you check your engine’s performance and make sure it’s balanced for best fuel economy and low emissions – something you might want to leave to skilled mechanics like ourselves.

Final pre-winter checks should include your vehicle’s heating, ventilation and aircon system because you definitely don’t want to get cold inside your car when it’s snowing outside! Your car should also defrost quickly if your HVAC system is functioning correctly. Always round up your regular fall maintenance program with a thorough check of the tires. The tires should have the correct air pressure and be even and not overly worn.

Where can I get my Car Checked in October near Santa Ana, CA?

 

If you want to be assured of a professional fall maintenance check, contact Irvine Auto Center. We have extensive experience of car care maintenance and work with both new and used cars in Irvine, CA. If you want peace of mind that your car will keep on running no matter how harsh the winter months are, contact us today for a full fall maintenance inspection by or qualified mechanics. We serve customers from Aliso Viejo, CA to Garden Grove, CA. Contact us today and book an appointment.

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