Fall Driving Tips
Get road ready for leaf peeping and apple picking!
6 Fall Driving TipsSlick Roads
- Avoid stopping on piles of wet or bunched leaves.
- Maintain distance between you and the car in front of you.
- Changes in air temperature can cause tire pressure to change.
- Check tread depth to ensure ample grip on the road.
Pedestrians & Deer Crossing
- School is back and so are kids on sidewalks and crosswalks. With less daylight and slick roads caused by wet leaves, driving slowly, especially through school zones, is important.
- Deer are most active in the fall and may be harder to spot at higher speeds and with less daylight.
- More people are running or walking outside, so keep an eye out and slow down.
- Colder temperatures can cause a weak battery to fail suddenly, so it's a good idea to schedule a battery check to determine the battery's effectiveness.
- Original equipment batteries generally last 4 years under normal conditions. Idle cars or strenuous road conditions can cause it to fail sooner.
Maintain Clear View
- Keep all windows, especially the windshield clean.
- Clean or replace windshield wiper blades.
- Avoid sun glare and bring sunglasses.
Auto Maintenance Checklist
Fall is here but winter is coming
Although it is best to replace all four tires on your vehicle at the same time but you only need to replace one or two tires on your vehicle, the newly installed tires should always be mounted on the rear end of the car. Learn more about installation and maintenance when replacing one or more tires here.