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5 End of Summer Driving & Auto Care Tips

5 End of Summer Driving & Auto Care Tips

As we enter cooler weather and begin to escape the heat of summer, there are a few preparations and precautions you can take to ensure that you and your family have a safe fall season of driving. From car maintenance to more alert driving, take a look at the list below and make sure you’re ready for the new season!

1. Replace wiper blades
Entering the fall season means more showers – don’t get caught in the rain with poor visibility! Changing your windshield wipers is an easy, cheap way to be more prepared.

2. Watch for children
The end of summer also means that kids everywhere will be going back to school. Make sure you’re aware of school zones, especially when students are starting and ending the school day. Keep a safe distance from school busses as well, and heed the flashing lights.

3. Check your cooling system
Extreme summer temperatures can quickly evaporate your coolant or create cracks in your radiator. Have your entire cooling system inspected if possible to prevent more serious engine damage down the line.

4. Keep your distance
Rainy or foggy days can make it harder to see traffic activity in front of you, and wet or leaf-covered roads can make it harder to stop. Allow more distance between your car and those in front of you to give yourself more time to react.

5. Check your tires
Speaking of stopping in time, you’ll want to also be sure that your tires are ready for the fall. Check to make sure that you are maintaining appropriate tire pressure and that the tread isn’t worn out. If possible, talk to a service manager about the right tires for the roads in your area.