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.