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Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly: Fall Car Maintenance Tips from Brake & Equipment

As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, it's the perfect time to give your vehicle the attention it deserves. Fall is a crucial season for car maintenance, especially as the cold winter months approach. At Brake & Equipment, your trusted auto parts warehouse and machine shop specializing in custom friction work, we know the importance of a well-maintained vehicle. In this blog post, we'll provide you with valuable fall car maintenance tips to keep your car in top shape.

Check Your Brakes

Your brakes are your vehicle's lifeline, and they require special attention as you prepare for fall and winter driving conditions. Have your brakes inspected for wear and tear.  With a vast inventory of brake-related products, our team at Brake & Equipment can help you assess and identify the right brake pads and rotors for your vehicle while providing custom friction work solutions if needed.

Tire Inspection and Rotation

With the potential for rain, sleet, and snow, your tires play a critical role in your safety during fall and winter driving. Check tire pressure and tread depth. Rotate your tires if necessary to ensure even wear and improved traction.

Change Your Oil and Filters

Regular oil changes are crucial to the longevity of your engine. Fall is a great time for an oil change, along with replacing air and cabin filters. Brake & Equipment can provide you with the right oil and filters for your specific vehicle's needs.

Test Your Battery

Cold weather can be harsh on your car's battery. Have it tested to ensure it's in good condition. If it's old or shows signs of weakness, consider replacing it to avoid a breakdown during winter. Brake & Equipment offers a wide variety of replacement services to get your vehicle’s battery back in check.

Check Your Fluids

Make sure to inspect your vehicle's various fluids, including coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Ensure that all fluids are at the correct levels, and top up or replace them as necessary. At Brake & Equipment, we’ll supply you with the right fluids and provide our expert advice when it comes to any fluid-related maintenance.

Inspect Your Lights

As the days grow shorter, your vehicle's lighting becomes even more critical. Check all lights, including headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals. Replace any bulbs that are burnt out or dim. Brake & Equipment offers a variety of automotive lighting solutions to keep your vehicle shining bright throughout the dark, fall & winter days ahead. 

Prepare an Emergency Kit

Before winter hits, prepare an emergency kit for your car. Include items such as a flashlight, blankets, non-perishable food, water, a first-aid kit, and other essentials in case you get stranded.

Taking the time to perform these fall car maintenance tasks is essential for your safety and the longevity of your vehicle. Our extensive range of auto parts, machine shop services, and custom friction work are here to assist you with all your car maintenance needs this season. By following these tips and utilizing our expertise, you can ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition, ready to face the challenges of fall and the upcoming winter season. Keep your car running smoothly, and enjoy the autumn drives with confidence!