What better time is there to show your car you appreciate it than in the midst of the Thanksgiving season? While you are busy showing the people we love how much we are thankful for them, your car should not be forgotten! As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it is critical that your car is prepared for anything. Show it a little extra love this Thanksgiving with these easy winter car repairs. Wrench is here to help you do whatever is necessary to get your car running like new as we head into the coldest months of the year. Thank your car now, and we can promise it will thank you later.
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Here are some great ways you can show your car you appreciate it:
- Get the battery checked. The last thing you need is to end up stranded on the side of the road in late November with a dead battery, especially when it could have been avoided. If you have to schedule an appointment with Wrench for another service, we are happy to check on the health of your battery while we are conducting the other repairs. This will tell you how much juice is left in your battery and whether you have to be prepared to replace it in the near future. It is also important to always keep jumper cables in your trunk, because even if you do not need them, someone else will. Jumper cables are important to have year-round but will be especially useful as the temperature drops.
- Check your tire pressure. Regularly checking tire pressure is one of the easiest and most important things you can do for your car. Maintaining the appropriate tire pressure will increase the tires’ traction, which will be helpful as we enter the wet season. Tire pressure is also very sensitive to the temperature dropping, so you should pay more attention than you would during the warmer months. Additionally, properly inflated tires will improve fuel efficiency and save you money on gas!
- Replace your windshield wipers. One of the best things you can do to show your car you are thankful for it is to replace the windshield wipers before the weather takes a turn for the worse. This is a simple repair that could improve your safety and visibility significantly. Another thing to remember is to always turn off your windshield wipers before you turn off the car because failing to do so could wear down the wiper motor. When it gets especially cold, the wipers can freeze while the car is off, and then the motor will have to work harder to unfreeze them when you turn the car on. If you notice the motor acting faulty, it might be a good idea to get this replaced as well.
- Headlight replacement. You never want to find yourself with a burnt out headlight or tail light, but especially not now that the hours of daylight are rapidly shrinking. Inspect the headlight casing for any signs of cracking or rubber damage, because this could lead to the bulb breaking. If you do notice one of your headlights is out, minimize your time on the road at night until you can get it replaced.
- Clean debris out of your car. As the leaves change colors and start to fall, it is important that you do not let them find a home in the crevices of your car. A build-up of leaves, twigs, and other debris can cause issues with leaks and corrosion. Check the sunroof and under the hood while you are at it because animals may have decided that your car is their home for the winter. Schedule an appointment with a Wrench mobile mechanic today if you sense you may have a larger problem than just a pile of leaves under the hood.
- Consider switching to winter tires. If you live somewhere that is guaranteed to get a lot of rain or snow, chances are your car will be extra grateful for the switch to winter tires this Thanksgiving. It may not be enough to have all-wheel drive this winter, which does not do much to help you brake quickly or turn. Winter tires are just as effective on dry roads, and the style has improved significantly over the years so they are no longer big and bulky. If you do not think winter tires are necessary for your car or climate, we still recommend checking your tire treads for wear and tear and recommend tire realignment if they are disproportionately worn down.
These are just a few tips on ways to show your car you are thankful for it this season. We should celebrate all of the great ways our cars help us year round, but it does not hurt to give them a little extra love at Thanksgiving. The Wrench blog has a lot of great resources for keeping your car happy and healthy year-round. For more tips on how to prepare your car for the winter, click here. There is no better time to thank your car for all that it does, so what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment with Wrench today to help you feel safe and assured as we enter the winter season. If you have any other questions about our services or using Wrench during a global pandemic, feel free to talk to our customer service team through email, at email@example.com, or by phone, at 844-997-3624.
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