In Canada, every October is Car Safety Month because it’s a great time to start preparing our cars for the harsh winter weather we experience. It’s also a good time to ensure our vehicles are safe for us to drive.
Considering it’s #CarSafetyMonth here are some maintenance procedures you should do this month to ensure your vehicle is operating at its best.
1 | Tires:
It’s important to check the tires, especially tread and tire pressure. Look for bald spots, bulges and uneven wear.
2 | Battery:
Replace the batter if it’s old and not working properly; the connection should be free of corrosion.
3 | Tune-Up:
It’s always a good idea to have your car tuned up regularly to ensure your car is in good working order and safe to drive.
4 | Fluids:
Check all the fluids in the car including power steering, engine oil, windshield washer fluid, and anti-freeze/coolant.
5 | Brake:
You should check brakes annually and the linings, rotors, and drums should be inspected at each oil change.
6 | Heating:
Ensure the heating works for defrosting and to keep the interior of your car warm.
7 | Lights:
Make sure all interior and exterior lights are working properly. They are important to help you see and be seen.
8 | Wipers:
It’s important to check if the wiper blades are worn or warped and replace them if they are. Wipers are necessary to remove snow and help with visibility.
We hope these safety tips were helpful and that you’ll get into a regular maintenance routine to prolong the life of your vehicle and to keep you safe.
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