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October is Car Care Month – Give Your Vehicle a Check-Up

car care tipsSafe driving begins with a well-maintained car. October is Car Care Month at AAA, and the change in seasons is a perfect time to make sure your vehicle is in good shape.

Four Things to Check During Car Care Month

Tires – Worn out or improperly inflated tires can spell danger on the road. The change in temperature that comes with the changing seasons can affect your tire pressure, so make sure all four tires are at the proper level. The roads can also be more slick during the fall; wet leaves on the road can be as bad as ice. Worn tires have less traction, so check your tire tread with a quarter. Hint: If George Washington’s entire head is visible, you should get new tires. Get more tire tips here.

Oil – Your car works hard all summer, so the new season is a good time to check and replenish your oil and other fluids.

Battery – Check to make sure your battery terminals are free from corrosion. If the battery is more than three years old, take it to an auto parts shop or mechanic and have them test the charge. This car care tip will help you avoid getting stranded with a dead battery!

Wiper blades – Make sure your wiper blades completely clear the windshield, and check for signs of looseness or deterioration.

Taking care of your car is one of the easiest ways you can help prevent a car accident. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, contact our car accident lawyer for a consultation, free of charge.

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