Get Ready For Fall With These Three Services
The weather is changing all around the country and that means that cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and even ice and snow are on the horizon.
From your brakes and tires to your heating systems, there are dozens of systems on your vehicle that have the potential to fail as the seasons change if you do not take the time to care for them now. Luckily, you don’t have to drive all around town visiting specialists to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the changing of the seasons. Come visit one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today to get all of your car care needs taken care of in one quick stop. Here are three essential car care services that you should get taken care of before Fall hits.
Your tires are extremely important to your overall safety and wellbeing on the road. If you let your tires wear down, your treads get worn out, or you keep the wrong type of tires on for the winter season, you could notice extreme decreases in your overall braking power and ability to steer. You can easily test your treads yourself to see if you have enough rubber left on your tires with just a simple quarter. Simply put your quarter into your tire tread with George Washington’s head facing down. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tires are getting close to bald. Even if you can see a bit of the top of his head, you should take the time now to change out your tires to save yourself some winter woes.
As fall comes and winter looms on the horizon, your brakes will need to be checked ASAP. Your brakes are made up of two main components, brake calipers and brake pads, which are then controlled by brake fluid. Brake pads are made of a material that breaks down over time as it rubs against your calipers. Once you’re the abrasive material of your brake pads break down, you will be left with a metal backing plate scraping and grinding against your calipers. This will not only greatly decrease your stopping power but it can be extremely damaging to your calipers. Swapping out your brake pads is a pretty cheap fix, but replacing your calipers is much more expensive. If you hear any scraping or squealing while you use your brakes, you need to change your brake pads as soon as possible.
Cooler temperatures are right around the corner and if you are unprepared, you could find yourself having to put on extra layers just to get in your car. Save yourself some time and hassle this fall by getting ahead of the changing of the seasons. We can quickly assess your system’s needs to make sure that we recharge your air conditioning and heating systems, making sure that you are warm and cozy all year long.
Save yourself some time and money this year by getting ahead of your car’s fall needs. Come into one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today to help your vehicle run as smoothly as it did the day you bought it.