Autumn leaves are falling and that means pumpkin season is here. It isn’t just time to prepare for cooler weather though, it’s also time to make sure your car is ready. That’s where Ford service at Don’s Ford comes in.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

The hot summer sun can cause your windshield wiper blades to crack. It’s important that your windshield wipers are ready before the snow and sleet arrives, so make sure to replace them if yours can’t properly clear your windshield. It’s also a good time to check your windshield wiper fluid level too.

Change Your Oil

Here’s your sign that it’s time to stop putting off that oil change. Without regular oil changes, you run the risk of causing costly damage to your engine. The oil is intended to help keep it from overheating. Don’t forget to check the other fluids under your hood too and top them off, if need be.

  • Transmission fluid
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Brake fluid

Inspect Your Tires

As the weather starts to cool down, that usually means that slicker roads are approaching too. It’s important to check your tires to make sure that your tread is at least 2/32 of an inch. You also want to check their inflation too. Cold weather can cause your inflation to drop.

Check Your Heater  

You certainly don’t want to wait for a cold New York winter day to discover that your heater isn’t working. It’s important to inspect your heating system now to ensure that it’s functioning properly. Now is a good time to change your filter as well.

Visit our Ford dealership in Utica, NY to prepare your car for fall. Our trained and certified technicians are ready to help!