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Contact Us I 4140 Plainfield Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Dan Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars
Sales: (866) 207-9625
Fall Service Tips
Fall is soon upon us, and despite being a great season to our eyes, it isn’t so pleasant to our cars. We normally recommend that people perform relatively extensive maintenance on their vehicles four times a year—once for each season—and this is no exception. Let’s look at the top areas of your car that deserve your attention.
Tires – Check tread depth and look for bulges, bald spots, and uneven wear. Consider getting winter tires if snow and ice are usually a problem in your area, especially if don’t have all-weather tires. Start checking pressures regularly: as temperatures drop, so does tire pressure.
Brakes – Wet leaves make roads more slippery, and the last thing you want on slippery roads are bad brakes. Have your brake linings, rotors, and drums checked to stay as safe as possible.
Battery – Cold weather is hard on batteries, and they don’t always let you know when things are going downhill. Make sure your battery is running optimally and replace it if it’s older than three years.
Wiper Blades – Wiper blades that are torn, cracked, or streak across your windshield should be replaced. It’s going to get darker during driving hours and you’ll want to be able to see out of your windshield as clearly as possible.
HVAC – Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are critical to your comfort when the weather gets cold—and to your safety, in the case of the defroster. Checking that all of these systems are in good working order will give you a vastly improved cold-weather driving experience.