The fall season is one that many people cherish. It is filled with cozy weather, changing leaves, and stunning views. Plus, it brings the excitement of many holidays to come and the end of the year. With the change of season from summer to fall comes the need for certain vehicle maintenance. The summer takes a toll on your vehicle's health, and getting it back into shape for the fall season will ensure your safety on the road.
A critical part of fall vehicle maintenance is tires. When you think about fall, you typically think about the rainfall that is sure to begin soon. With wetter roads, your vehicle's condition becomes extremely important to your safety. Have you ever been on the road and experienced hydroplaning? This is a scary occurrence that happens when your tires can't make traction with the road, which is usually caused by low tread. You basically have no control over your vehicle in these moments, and it can put you at risk for an accident.
So, in order to adjust to the changing weather, it's important to inspect and service your vehicle's tires. Most importantly, your tires should be checked to verify that they have good tread. If the tread is very worn, chances are your vehicle will not be able to keep control on wet roads. If your tread is worn, it's time to replace your tires.
Next, your tires should be rotated and balanced to make sure that they will wear evenly throughout the remainder of the year. The summer can put extra wear on your tires, so a rotation will help them wear more evenly so you can replace them all together.
Checking tire pressure is vital as well. Over and under-inflated tires can cause tire blowouts, decrease fuel efficiency, and affect your ability to control your vehicle. They should be set to the proper PSI based on factory recommendations, which we can handle for you right here at our shop.
If you haven't already, it's time to take care of your tires for the fall season, and the experts here at Lorentz Automotive are here to help. Give us a call or stop by our shop today!