How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall in Duluth, GA

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Fall is in full swing and now is the perfect time to get your vehicle in great shape for the cooler weather. The cold can have a variety of negative impacts on your car and there are a number of preparatory steps you can take to mitigate the potential impact. From scratches in your paint to tire health, your local Acura service department is here to help our Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Atlanta, and Marietta, Georgia area customers keep your vehicle in great condition all year long. The service professionals at Acura Carland are ready to evaluate your car’s needs this October. 


Some of the primary vehicle elements you will want to keep an eye on include:

  1. Scratches - Quick repairs of minor scratches can help you avoid rust damage and more major repairs
  2. Tires - Rotate your tires to ensure even wear, ensure tires are properly inflated, and check your tires’ tread wear to be sure your tires have sufficient tread 
  3. Belts and Hoses - Evaluate for cracks, leaks, or wear in the belts or hoses. Check for signs of splitting, fraying, or glazing
  4. Fluid Levels - Including washer fluids, transmission fluids, coolant, brake fluids, and power steering fluid
  5. Brakes - Cold weather heightens brake issues as the road has the potential to become slippery from snow and ice
  6. Lights - Over time, car headlights can become hazy, compromising visibility and posing a threat to safe operation. Additionally, be sure broken or blown-out bulbs are replaced and all headlights, taillights, brake lights, and flashers are functioning properly
  7. Battery - Check to confirm cables and terminals are snug. If connections are corroded or dirty, disconnect the battery and clean terminals. You can also have your battery tested at your local service department
  8. Heating System - Evaluate your heating system to ensure all elements are functioning properly, particularly your defroster. Operating your vehicle with a fogged-up windshield can be a safety hazard
  9. Wiper Blades - If your wiper blades are leaving streaks on your windshield, it may be time to replace or clean them. Wipers degrade quickly and should be replaced every 6-12 months 
  10. Oil Change - Be sure to change your oil at regular intervals, consulting your car’s owner’s manual as these intervals vary by manufacturer and driving habits
  11. Roadside Emergency Kit - 
  • Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Water 

Are you ready to schedule your service appointment this fall? The Acura Carland service department is offering a variety of service coupons to help our Alpharetta, Marietta, Johns Creek, and Atlanta, Georgia customers find a great price on maintenance for your vehicle. Come by and see us at 3403 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 or give us a call at (770) 623-9211 to speak with a member of our professional service team. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM and Saturdays 7 AM-5 PM.
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