Getting Ready for Fall in West Virginia
What a beautiful world God has given us, especially West Virginia in the fall. This is the time of year that just captivates us with the desire to get outdoors. We can enjoy the fall scenery in all its colorful glory.
Unless you are fortunate to have some trees on your property, for many West Virginians viewing the fall colors may take a few minutes to drive away from the city. Once we get out to the countryside, the true splendor of the fall season awaits. We can appreciate the technicolor array of the mountains and appreciate our excursion as a little getaway.
Always Remember to Check the Tires…
As the leaves begin falling on the roadways, it is important to be sure your vehicle’s tire tread is adequate. Worn tires tend to slide on leaves, especially when wet. Drivers can help avoid getting into a slip, slide, or other road mishap by checking their tires.
Stay safe by taking care of your tires
Poor tire maintenance—not having enough air in your tires and failing to rotate your tires, among other maintenance requirements—can lead to a flat tire, blowout, or the tread coming off your tire.
In 2017, a total of 738 people died on the road in tire-related crashes.
Save money by taking care of your tires
Properly inflating your tires can save you as much as 11 cents per gallon on fuel. Yet only 19 percent of consumers properly inflate their tires. That means four out of five consumers are wasting money because of underinflated tires!
Additional proper tire maintenance, such as rotation, balance, and alignment, can help your tires last longer, which will in turn save you money. In fact, properly inflated tires can extend the average life of a tire by 4,700 miles.
Our technicians at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes can measure your tread depth and advise you of all tire conditions. We can adjust tire pressure in all tires prior to the fall season ahead. This way, you know your vehicle is road ready for whenever the inspiration strikes to go visit the fall scenery that surrounds us.
Next Up, Shining a Light on Headlamps and More
Fall is the time of year when the sun will begin to set earlier in the evening. Ensuring all your exterior lights are working to the best of their ability is crucial to every vehicle. What are some of the common problems we encounter with exterior lights? There are a few things our maintenance techs see regularly.
Headlamps become dim over time. This occurs due to oxidation that begins to build up on the lenses. From the rear, non-working brake lights are difficult to spot from the driver’s seat. This outage can lead to an officer or trooper stopping your vehicle with safety concerns and a possible citation—and who needs that hassle?
Allstarr Car Care & Brakes provides a regular exterior inspection with every service. Our crew takes the time to check your vehicle for any obvious lighting issues it may have. If you have concerns over the brightness of your headlamps, just let us know. When you leave our garage bay, we want you to know you are safe to approach the open road.
Driver and Passenger Air Comfort, Assured
Allergies, unfortunately, will return for some drivers and passengers during the fall season. Most vehicles are equipped with a cabin air filter. This filter lays behind the glovebox. Its job is to filter the air that enters the vehicle from the HVAC vents.
The air filters from AllStarr Car Care & Brakes meet or exceed all requirements to minimize the amount of debris that gets through to you. Replacing the cabin air filter at the recommended time will provide clean air throughout the interior of your vehicle. Maintaining this filter also provides the best fuel mileage, which is another important reason to change it regularly.
When dirt, debris, and other particles contaminate the cabin air filter, it can decrease fuel mileage significantly. We usually have a supply of these filters in stock. Our maintenance technicians can install a fresh filter in just a short time. Fall is the perfect time to assure the comfort of you as a driver, as well as your passengers.
Fall into Savings with Maintenance at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes
As a local business focused on providing customers with outstanding service, you can see how much a few minor checks of your vehicle can make a big difference. From tires, to headlamps, air filters, and more, AllStarr Car Care & Brakes is your source for safety and savings.
We offer a number of maintenance service specials for various parts of your vehicle to keep it operating in top condition. Be sure to check our website and Facebook regularly for the latest information. Is our number included in your phone contacts? AllStarr Car Care & Brakes enjoys staying in touch with our valued family of customers.
As you prepare for the holidays, cooler weather, and traveling, come see us! Share the tips on our blog with your family and friends, and remember that our technicians are here to assist you. We look forward to serving you with any recommendations that may arise.