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3 Great Tune Up Tips For Car Care Month October 29, 2018

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3 Great Tune Up Tips For Car Care Month, Kalispell, Montana

October is Fall Car Care Month, making it a great time to give your vehicle a tune up before winter weather arrives. But which car care tasks should take top priority as you get ready for snow and cold? The following simple tips are sure to get you started on the right track.

Fall Car Care Month Checklist

1. Tire Checks

Cooling temperatures result in a natural decrease in tire pressure — generally about 1 psi per 10 degrees Fahrenheit dropped. As such, you should check your tire pressure regularly to ensure it is within recommended limits. This will improve fuel efficiency and decrease tire wear. Drivers who frequently encounter snowy weather should consider switching to winter tires.

2. Brake Check

tune upSnow, slush, and ice can all lead to treacherous driving conditions, especially if your brakes aren’t working properly. Take your vehicle in for a brake inspection to make sure everything is in good condition. Unusual squealing or grinding noises, or vibrations that occur during braking, are indicators that the brake pads need to be replaced.

3. The Right Oil

It is generally recommended that you change your oil every 6 months or after 5,000 miles of driving — but the type of oil you put in your car matters. Switching to winter-grade oil will ensure that it pumps properly through the engine system, even at low temperatures. For drivers who experience extreme cold, “0W” rated oil will deliver the best performance.

 

Whether you need a tune up or advanced auto repair, giving your vehicle the care and attention it deserves will keep you safe on the road and help you enjoy smooth travels. The ASE-certified technicians at Kalispell Alignment & Auto Repair in Kalispell, MT will provide state of the art car diagnostics and repair work, all backed by a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (406) 755-0234.

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