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Trick-or-Treat….with AllStarr Car Care & Brakes

Get Ready Now to Keep Up with Fall and Winter Events

Trick-or-treat season is the time of year when we see warm sweaters, hot chocolate, and Halloween parties in full swing. Fall and winter events are perfect ways to get together with friends and family, whether you enjoy hiking through the colorful foliage, sports, or any variety of outdoor events. As you prepare for the upcoming winter activities, have confidence that your vehicle will keep up!


When it comes to vehicle maintenance for trick-or-treat in the fall and in the early weeks of winter, turn to your neighbors at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes. Vehicles may experience an assortment of troubles that can be managed with proper maintenance. We offer a few tricks to keep driving your vehicles a treat. These can ensure you are safe and ready to go where adventure takes you.


A Few Trick-or-Treat-Related Reminders to Keep in Mind

The staff at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes offers a few trick-or-treat-related reminders for your vehicles. We hope that these tips will help you operate safely on the road:


Lights Need Just the Right Bulbs

As the sunshine hours are less and young trick-or-treaters visit neighbors, be sure your vehicles’ lights are all working properly. Our technicians will inspect your lights upon pulling your vehicle in the garage with any service. We stock bulbs for turn signals, brake lights, license plate lights, high and low beams, fog lamps, and even the new HID (high-intensity discharge) bulbs.

Air Filters for Fresher Air This Halloween

Due to the upcoming temperature drop, you may run your vehicles’ heater more often. In most vehicles, the cabin air filter is behind the glove box. The air filter is responsible for filtering the air that comes in for you and your passengers to breathe. Whether it’s fall allergies or pre-existing health concerns, the less contaminants entering your lungs the better!

Test Your Battery Before It Leaves You Stranded

Cold weather tends to put stress on your battery. If your battery is on its way out, one cold morning could leave you stranded and late for work. Prevent this from happening by allowing our technicians to properly perform a starting and charging analysis. This will include a heavy load test on the battery and testing alternator for charging specifications.

Drive Safely with the Right Air in Your Tires

Proper air pressure in your tires reflects the comfort of the ride, gas mileage, and the life of the tire itself. Tires lose around one-to-two pounds of air pressure for every eight-to-ten-degree change in the weather. In West Virginia, this temperature difference can happen in a single day. Our technicians will adjust the tire pressure in all four tires and have you back on the road in no time. Simple preventive measures go a long way.

Rotate Your Vehicle Tires to Ride Safely for Trick-or-Treat

Maintaining the consistency of tire rotations will significantly extend the life of your tires. AllStarr Car Care & Brakes recommends tire rotations around every 6,000 miles. Since tires are quite expensive, why not get the most from the purchase? Our technicians will rotate all four tires, inspect them for wear, foreign objects, and tread depth, adjust tire pressure, inspect all steering and suspension components, and document front and rear brake percentages. The view from underneath your vehicle is not easy for you to obtain but a crucial view for preventing problems from arising.

Vehicle Maintenance with Savings from AllStarr Car Care & Brakes

If there is one thing the team at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes recognizes, it is the cost it takes to maintain vehicles so that they operate safely. We know how much all the little things can add up, and we also know first-hand the problems that can come from postponing vehicle maintenance.

From our tips above, you can see just how important it is to plan ahead for vehicle maintenance. We enjoy making it a little easier for our customers, so check the specials page on our website for more savings. Our team encourages you to do this as you plan to tackle any vehicle maintenance this fall.


There’s No Masking Car Trouble

When things go wrong with your vehicle, it can often be at the worst possible time. Whether you are on the way to work, out for a casual drive, or making your way to a Halloween party, no driver wants the inconvenience of car trouble stopping the trip. Part of being a safe driver is being proactive and taking care of the little things so they do not become a bigger hassle.


When you know you have done all you can to make your vehicle safe, it adds to your assurance on the road. There is no masking car trouble, or the inconvenience of a light or battery that refuses to work or a flat tire keeping you from where you need to go. A quick stop into AllStarr Car Care & Brakes can help you be a more proactive driver.


Schedule Your Vehicle Before the Halloween Party…

We mentioned at the start, the focus can be on fun this time of year, so we want customers to take full advantage. Before your next Halloween party or other fall event takes place, call your neighbors at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes to schedule your vehicle. Make sure it is ready for all the fun that fall has to offer, whether it is time for trick-or-treat or just a routine trip to the store.


As fall passes into winter, safety and comfort while driving become even more crucial. Know whether your vehicle needs bulbs, a new air filter, a battery check, or tire service. Take time to visit us at AllStarr Car Care & Brakes for all your vehicle needs to keep you and your passengers safe and comfortable.



Schedule fall car maintenance services now by calling AllStarr Car Care & Brakes at (304) 768-8848. Revisit our blog for future updates and follow us on Facebook.