Summer is still in the rear-view mirror and now its time to think about Fall Car Care. Groove Auto, your leading Denver Auto Repair center, will be offering specials on fall inspections and tune-ups in the following weeks. In the meantime, here are some tips from the pros at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) about getting your vehicle ready for winter.
Read your owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's service intervals.
Replace worn wiper blades and keep plenty of washer fluid on hand to fight road salt, grit and other grime.
Replace worn tires with all-season radials or snow tires, as conditions warrant. Don't forget to check the spare tire and the tire jack.
If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, Groove Auto can help with a courteous staff, qualified technicians and modern equipment. We employ ASE-certified automotive technicians to do those jobs you cannot or do not want to perform.
Engine performance problems such as rough idling, poor acceleration or hard starts should be corrected before cold weather sets in. (You'll get better gasoline mileage, too.)
Have a qualified Groove auto technician check the condition of your battery and cables, plus the radiator, and all hoses and belts.
The cooling system/radiator should be completely flushed and refilled as recommended. The level, condition and concentration of the coolant/antifreeze should be checked periodically. (Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled!)
Make certain the heater and defroster are in good working condition; have the exhaust system examined for leaks, a potentially deadly condition in closed vehicles.
Carry emergency gear: flares, boots, gloves, ice scraper, high-energy snacks, a blanket, shovel, flashlight, tire chains, a few tools and a cell phone.
By performing routine maintenance and care for your car before there is an issue will increase the performance of your vehicle and can save you money on costing repairs in the future. Visit our Groove service specials page for additional coupons and savings. Groove Auto, our service center provides the best automotive repair Denver has to offer.