It's Car Safety Month, are you driving a safe vehicle?
Fall is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to prepare your car for the harsh winter ahead. In honour of Car Safety Month, we’ve compiled five maintenance tips to keep you safe.
Stay Safe This Winter: Five Tips For Car Safety Month
Car Safety Month Tip #1 | Check Car Fluids
Here are the most important car fluids to check: engine oil, power steering fluid, brake and transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, antifreeze fluid – make sure they are all clean and at sufficient levels.
Car Safety Month Tip #2 | Make Sure Car Battery Is In Good Shape
Your car battery can take a harsh hit during the cold winter months. Your battery can be checked, charged, or replaced if needed on your next trip to the mechanic.
Car Safety Month Tip #3 | Check On The HVAC
Heating, cooling, and ventilation are very important for the cold winter months. Improper heating and cooling may be a safety hazard for reasons such as defrosting.
Car Safety Month Tip #4 | Brakes Are Important
Checking your car brakes on an annual basis is important, so if you haven’t done that yet this year, pop into your mechanic and have your brake system looked at in addition to brake linings, rotors, and drums.
Car Safety Month Tip #5 | Steering Is Also Important
The steering and suspension system is another thing you should be getting checked annually. This includes shock absorbers, struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, and other components.