National Car Care Month

September is National Car Care Month.  This is a great time to make sure everything on your car is in good working order.  Even the most basic services can help ensure your car continues to run safely and efficiently.

Tires

If the pressure in your tires is too low or high it can have a direct effect on your gas mileage, vehicle performance and tread wear.  Once a month, be sure to check to check your tires when they are still cold.  You’ll want to make sure they have the proper PSI (pounds per square inch), which is located in the owner’s manual.

Tire tread should be inspected for uneven wear. Tires should also be rotated every 5,000 miles or so. Insufficient tread depth can provide little to no traction and can cause hydroplaning on wet surfaces.  Signs of uneven tread wear? That could mean a number of different problems – under inflation, over inflation, tires out of balance, or wheels out of alignment. If you can tell that your tread is wearing unevenly on some of your tires, let us know.

Battery

The most important thing to remember when it comes to your car’s battery is that if it doesn’t work, neither does your vehicle.  If you can’t remember the last time you changed the battery, it is probably time for a new one.  By bringing your car to Vanderstyne, our expert technicians will do a full battery performance check and advise you on if it is time for a new one.

Emergency Kit

It is essential to have an emergency kit in your car in the event you run into any unforeseen issues.  A roadside emergency can happen when you least expect it, regardless of your car’s age.  Your emergency kit should include jumper cables, first-aid kit, water, non-perishable food items, blankets, and a flashlight with extra batteries.

Brakes

Brakes are very important when it comes to the safety of your vehicle.  It is strongly recommended that you have your brakes inspected once a year by an experienced technician, like the ones at Vanderstyne Toyota.  Signs of brake trouble include noise, pulling and any level of vibration while braking.  Don’t put yourself or your passengers in danger.   Have your brakes inspected today.

National Car Care Month is the perfect time to get your car inspected to make sure everything is running right.  To schedule an appointment with Vanderstyne Toyota, please call (585) 225-6600, or click here to schedule an appointment online.  Our factory trained professionals will take care of your car the right way, with the right parts.

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