Welcome back! In our recent posts, we looked at some great ways to get your vehicle ready for fall, and today, we’ll finish up this short blog series with a few more helpful fall maintenance tips. When the seasons change here in Denver, that usually means a new set of demands will likely be placed on your car. To make sure your car is in tip-top shape for the cooler weather ahead, follow these tips listed below.
Check Your Car’s HVAC System
As the cooler fall temperatures settle in along the Front Range, you’ll want to make sure your car’s heating system is functioning properly. For an efficient heating system, the heater core, thermostat, blower fan, condenser, compressor, evaporator, and all the heating and air controls should be checked. With the 90 and 100 degree days we saw in Denver towards the end of the summer, your car’s air conditioning system was probably running at full blast, which is why you’ll want to have your HVAC system serviced, especially be winter is here. Any leaks, malfunctions, or worn out components can cause little to no airflow, loss of heat, and may even make loud, clanking sounds that can become a distraction when driving. It’s also a good idea to check the vents to make sure they are operating smoothly so you can feel the heat when it’s time to crank it.
Inspect the Car for Leaks
If there is any leaking fluid leaving puddles underneath your car, it’s best to take your car in to have it serviced. Leaks are never a good thing; however, they could be a sign that something serious is happening underneath the hood. You don’t want to wait until you’re driving down I-25 during the first snowstorm and find out the hard way that your car has been leaking antifreeze, brake fluid, or power steering fluid.
Inspect Your Auto Glass
Do you have a small chip or crack in your windshield that you’ve been meaning to have repaired? Or worse, is there a large crack spidering across the length of your windshield, making it hard to see what’s in front of you? To avoid further damage to your windshield, call Denver’s windshield replacement experts to repair any auto glass issues, or for a professional windshield replacement. At Denver Mobile Auto Glass, we can come to you to replace your windshield or you can bring your vehicle into our shop for a windshield replacement. Protect your windshield from the cooler temperatures this fall with an expert windshield replacement or repair. Thank you for reading our short blog series looking at fall maintenance tips for your vehicle.