Fall car care tips generally are similar across the county. You know winter is fast approaching and your want to protect your care from the bitter cold months. Making sure nothing freezes over and that all components work smoothly and safely in the cold. Cold weather is harsh on exteriors, however the mechanical systems suffer during the winter, if proper preparation is not in place. Here, in Georgia, the icy roads if there is a storm should be taken into consideration, even if you believe it is rare. Increasingly, Georgia has been visited by ice and snow storms more frequently. At MMW Repairs, we prepare your car for all eventualities. Here are a few fall tips that will be useful in Georgia.
Check Your Tires and Brakes
During inclement weather your ability to stop safely is of crucial importance. Your tires and brakes are critical braking systems. The Georgia snow, although rare, can bring all traffic to a halt. The back roads are rarely cleared and the mountainous land of Georgia requires sharp brakes. Since the snow is rarely cleared, the cars should have excellent traction on their tires.
Since October is care care month, stop by to get your fluids checked. Get your fluids topped off and check your hoses and belts to ensure there are no leaks at the same time. This will ensure that your systems are all operating a their best.
To have the best operating engine, make sure you test the power and fuel economy that your car can provide. It is important that you know your battery and engine are working together for optimal performance. Cold weather will make any existing problems worse. Your car may not start to show the problems until the cold weather hits, so take the fall to make sure they are fixed. These checks will also ensure that your emissions are within the proper range. Georgia requires with some exceptions that your car meet their standards each year. These can be a problem if you wait until it is required.
Heating And Cooling
Check your heating and cooling system to make sure that not only your comfort is maintained but that these systems provide the proper defrost necessary.
Inspect your lights, rare and front. Replace any worn out lights. Make sure to replace any of your safety devices that you carry in your car for emergencies, such as gloves, flashlight, batteries or blankets. Contact MMW Repairs for all your car care needs.