Seasonal Maintenance: How to maintain car during colder weather

And in a blink of an eye, summer has gone. We hope you enjoyed a great summer filled with fun adventures and memories. Now it’s time to get ready for fall, when the weather is a little colder and it rains a little stronger. We love doing seasonal maintenance for our vehicles, especially preventative maintenance. Keep reading to find out simple ways to maintain your vehicle.

Oil Change

It all starts with a healthy car engine to make sure the engine runs smoothly. But did you know regular oil changes actually helps with fuel efficiency? A healthy engine will use fuel a lot more efficiently which also means you’ll be saving money on gas. For more specifics, we recommend taking a look at your owners manual. There you will find out how often you need an oil change. You can also book an appointment with us for an oil change, we are happy to help!

Brake Check

Did you know driving on damaged brakes can actually affect the brake rotors? We recommend doing a simple brake check to make sure your brakes aren’t worn out and to ensure they have stopping power.

Battery Check

Colder weather and a worn out battery is a bad cocktail. Call us today for an appointment, our team of professionals will perform a few tests to ensure your battery is in top shape.

Tire Check

To extend the life of your tires, it’s really important to do the following: First, make sure you rotate your tires regularly. This will ensure they have an even wear and are well balanced. A lack of rotation will affect your tires, for example, the front tires may have significantly less wear compared to the rear tires.

This makes it a lot harder to handle your vehicle in emergency situations. Making sure tire treads aren’t worn out is also important for good grip on the road, especially come winter. And lastly, doing a tire pressure check, for the most accurate reading, we recommend checking the pressure when the tires are cold. Find out more about our tire services, we do tire installation, tire balancing, tire rotation and more.

Windshield Wipers

Heavy rain season = wiper blades. They are a must to stay safe on the road. Make sure to check for any cracks or wear down and replace them if needed.

Defroster & Heater Check

This is the perfect time of the year to test your defroster & heater and make sure they are working. Once the temperature drops, they’ll really come in handy. If you notice the heater or defroster is taking a while to work, we’d be happy to take a look and find a solution. Call us to make an appointment with our awesome team!

Preventative maintenance is key for the longevity of your vehicle, your safety on the road and the best way to save money down the road. No more unexpected car repair bill.

We have comprehensive maintenance services and a great team of professionals that are ready to help. Call us today to get your vehicle well looked after and ready for the season. To find out more about our services here or call us today to make an appointment!

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Peter’s Auto is the centre for all your car needs with over 20 years of experience in repairing a variety of cars along with up to date mechanics and equipment. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will take care of all your auto service and repair needs.

Our shop is located in Kitchener, ON. We proudly serve the following areas: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.

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