The turning of the calendar to November signals the start of the busiest time of the year. From fall school activities wrapping-up before the holiday season to honoring our fine men and women on Veterans Day to spending time with family and friends on Thanksgiving. The month of November is a month packed full of important events and celebrations.
Keeping all your events straight, coordinating transportation and any special needs, is a monumental task by itself. Not to mention, coordinating and hosting all your family members and their dietary needs for the annual Thanksgiving feast.
Despite your best efforts, the numerous calendars and electronic devices, the one thing you might forget during the celebrations is your vehicle. Yes, your wonderful, dependable, trustworthy mode of transportation that allows you to take in all the events and shop for great deals on Black Friday.
At Tire Discounters, we want you to enjoy your events. Put your mind at ease by having one of our ASE certified technicians perform one of our seven different courtesy checks or our extensive 22-point safety check to ensure your vehicle is in good condition and safe for all your travel needs.
5 Key Ingredients for November Vehicle Prep – beyond putting pumpkin spice in everything.
Check your tires for under inflation or excessive wear. Fall weather can be unpredictable, warm one minute, cold the next. Rain, sleet and sometimes snow, all in the same day. Keep in mind, the only thing keeping your vehicle safely on the road is your tires. Having properly inflated tires and good tread depth is important to the handling of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers. At Tire Discounters, we can put your mind at ease by testing your tread depth within a few minutes and give you a free in-depth analysis of the condition of your tires.
Have a professional check your fluid levels. November is a perfect time to get a full engine tune-up ahead of the winter season. While looking under the hood and checking your fluids seems to be an easy enough task, there is a risk of serious injury if not performed properly. Our ASE certified technicians can check your fluid levels, and the systems they control. We recommend checking the following fluids in addition to your motor oil; brake fluid, coolant fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid and windshield washer fluid.
Test out the heater, lights and wipers. Nothing is worse than finding out your heat isn’t working when it’s 30 degrees outside. Make sure it is working properly now, so if there is a problem it can be fixed before you really need it. Think back, it’s probably been at least 4 or 5 months since you last used the heat. In addition, check your interior and exterior lights to ensure everything is working properly. Lastly, no matter what mother nature throws your way, you’re going to need to see the road. Test your wiper blades for signs of wear and replace if necessary.
Make sure your vehicle is properly aligned. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take much to knock your vehicle out of alignment. Potholes, curbs and normal wear and tear can significantly impact your vehicles suspension system and steering components. Proper alignment provides longer tire life, savings, safety and comfort. At Tire Discounters, we hold alignment in high regard. We do free alignment checks upon request as it is crucial to the life of your tires and safety of you and your passengers. In fact, we believe in the importance of alignment so much that we include it for free with a 4-tire purchase bought with the TD standard installation package.
Check your brakes. The braking system is your car’s most important safety feature. Before inclement weather gets in full swing, make sure that your brakes are functioning properly. Schedule a brake inspection and look for warning signs that your vehicle may need brake services, such as an illuminated brake light or screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
At Tire Discounters, you get a huge selection of tires, quality work and great customer service. Our goal is to make you a customer for life. When it comes to the secret family recipe for oyster stuffing, we will let you handle that, but when it comes to servicing and maintaining your vehicle, we can handle it so you don’t have to! And take time to enjoy your events.