Fall Care for your Car

The fall weather signifies a lot of things. It can be the start of school, the World Series, and the start of fall sports, like volleyball and football. With college football games on Saturdays, and professional football games on Sunday, you might be doing a lot of tailgate parties. You will want to make sure you can rely on your vehicle to get you there and back, safely and efficiently. Going and watching a game with family or friends can be fun and exciting, you will not want to ruin the day by having an unexpected breakdown with your car or truck.

Now is a great time to have your vehicle brought in for a bumper to bumper inspection. By having it inspected, parts and components will be checked to ensure they are working efficiently. The tires can be inspected to ensure that the proper amount of air pressure is in each one. When the tires are properly inflated, your vehicle will travel and handle smoother. Tires that are over or under inflated have an increased chance blowing out. Also, make sure to check the spare tire if your vehicle has one. It should be properly inflated in case you will need to use it. 

The tread wear will also need to be checked for all of your tires. Tread is important because it will help to grip the surface of the road. If the tread is worn, the vehicle may slide when the roads are wet or slick. If the tread is wearing unevenly, the tires may benefit from an alignment or rotation. You can increase the life of the tires by having them aligned or rotated on a regular basis. If you are not sure when this should be done, we can recommend a schedule for you.

Another important part to have inspected is the brake system. The brake pads will wear over time from use. You will also want to pay attention to how responsive the brakes are when you apply them. If the brake pedal almost touches the floor before the brakes engage, don’t wait, have the brake system inspected right away. 
 The fluids should also be checked in the fall. This should include the oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, power steering and drive train fluids.  If the fluid is old and no longer efficient, a fluid exchange service would benefit your vehicle.  This will help to keep the parts working effectively and efficiently when you drive. Preventive maintenance cost way less than repairs or when a major component must be replaced.

If you want to make sure your car is ready for fall, make an appointment to visit Robinwood Automotive!

The 6th annual Taste in Ferguson fundraiser was another successful event. We had our largest crowd with over 1400 people enjoying the afternoon on Sunday September 9th.  Thank you to everyone who attended or shown their support in other ways.  Many thanks go out to our sponsors, food vendors and volunteers for their generous support. Mark your calendar for the 7th annual The Taste in Ferguson for Sunday September 8, 2019.

 

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