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Easy Ways to Prep Your Vehicle for Fall

 GMC Sierra - Internet Auto Rent and Sales - Boise, ID

 

The hot months of summer are winding down, which means the crisp, leaf-crunching months of fall are fast approaching. It's hard not to get excited when you are driving your GMC Sierra over the colorful leaves and with the cooler temperatures.. But, just as quickly as fall blows in, winter lands in its place with a cold and hazardous thud. The best way to help your GMC truck adapt to the change of seasons is by providing it with a checkup. Here are some easy ways to prep your vehicle for the fall and winter months ahead.

 

Check Fluid Levels

Fluids are vital to the well-being of your vehicle. This is why periodically checking your truck's fluid levels is such an important maintenance service to provide for your vehicle. As fall and winter approach, check and change all fluids, including windshield washer fluid, antifreeze, and brake fluid. It is also wise to check for any leaks and have them fixed as soon as possible to avoid any damage to your truck.

 

Inspect Spare Tire

As important as it is to ensure your main tires are equipped with enough air and are also in good condition, it is just as important to check your spare. During the chilly months of fall and the harsh months of winter, the last thing you want to suffer is tire trouble. But if you do, having a spare tire that is in good shape and filled with an adequate supply of air will prove extremely helpful in an emergency.

 

Replace Windshield Wipers

You may not have considered this, but thanks to blowing leaves and wet snow, windshield wipers are typically used more in fall and winter than during the months of summer. This is why replacing your wipers before the seasons change is so important to visibility and the overall safety of you and any passengers inside your truck. Also be sure to replace your rear wipers if your vehicle has them.

 

Check Lights and Battery

When your vehicle undergoes maintenance services, its electrical components are typically inspected too. But it's also a good idea to have components like the battery and lights checked as the seasons change from hot to cold. By tackling minor issues like these, you can help prevent major automotive problems from occurring during fall and winter months.

 

Replace Filters

Engine filters are a very important part located under the hood of your truck. Their purpose is to catch all dirt and debris so it doesn't get sucked into the engine, cutting off its air supply. A vehicle's engine requires a constant air supply in order to run efficiently. Without a clean engine filter, this air supply can become blocked, which will lead to engine damage. Engine filters don't have to be changed often, but doing so twice a year is a good idea to prevent them from becoming clogged. Fresh filters also improve fuel economy, emissions, and the overall performance of your vehicle.

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This entry was posted in Internet Auto Rent & Sales Boise and tagged Prep Truck For Fall, Prep Truck For Winter, Trucks in Winter, Trucks in Fall, Truck Maintenance, Used GMC, Used truck, GMC Sierra on 09/12/2016 at 10:36 PM