Autumn is the perfect time of year to take steps to ensure the longevity of your vehicle through preventative maintenance and repairs. While the weather is still comfortably cool, it pays to have your vehicle inspected to avoid a breakdown when winter weather arrives.
Freezing temperatures, liquid salt-brine, road salt and overall driving conditions during winter months make your vehicle work harder, increases wear & tear, and can exacerbate existing problems. A small problem in November can quickly become a major repair in just a few months.
Some examples of this might include:
• Batteries may work fine now but may fail when it gets really cold.
• Insufficient freeze protection in your antifreeze/permanent coolant can cause substantial failures as it gets very cold.
• The crank isn’t cranking! Low tread depth on tires will work fine on dry roads; however provide very little traction during heavy rain and snow conditions.
Make sure to make an appointment with your local Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers location to ensure your vehicle is ready for winter weather. With several convenient locations from Lorain to Wickliffe, Cleveland to Akron; don’t let a big repair creep up on you! Request an appointment by using our Online Scheduling tool.