The air is cool and there’s an influx of visitors from colder states—fall is here. Before you get too carried away enjoying everything pumpkin spice under the California sun, there are a few car care tasks to tackle before winter arrives. Here are three tips to consider.
#1: Have Your Tires and Brakes Checked
One of the first things you should do in the fall to prepare for winter is have your tires and brakes checked by a professional. Make sure there aren’t any cuts or damage to the sidewall and have your local service center perform an evaluation on whether or not you need replacements. It is also a good time to have them check and see how well your brakes are working. By doing this now, you are completely prepared for any winter rainstorms or other events that happen in our area.
#2: Put Together an Emergency Kit
Another important task you should tackle in the fall is putting together an emergency kit. While you probably won’t need a bunch of rations in case you become stranded in the snow, having a few non-perishable snacks and bottled water on hand isn’t a bad idea. Also, include a first aid kit, road flares, and any tools you might need for a quick roadside automotive repair.
#3: Be Ready for Any Excursions
In case you decide to head up north for any special excursions this winter, make sure you’ve taken time in the fall to gather up the necessary supplies. Chains and deicer can be a bit hard to come by in our area during the winter simply because of a lack of need. By planning ahead, your vehicle can be ready for that awesome weekend adventure over the coming months.
In addition, it is important to have quality car insurance coverage. Our team at THINK Insurance & Financial Services is here to help. Please contact us today for a no-obligation policy review or quote.