30 Sep. 2021
Autumn means shorter days, colorful leaves, but also falling temperatures. With the change of seasons, there are also changes in driving conditions, because the rain is more and more present, and the fog on cold autumn mornings can reduce the view from behind the wheel, but also from the perception of distance.
That's why you deserve to be prepared. With some simple checks and some basic car accessories, you can make sure that your car is ready for the road.
Tires are vital to keep you safe on the road. To make sure it works as well as possible, it should be checked regularly.
The roads will not only be wet in autumn, but will also be covered with fallen leaves, the road becoming slippery. That is why it is necessary to examine the tread depth of the tires; it would also be good to make sure that the air pressure is correct.
When the temperature drops to approx. 7 degrees Celsius and it stays that way, you should also consider changing the tires.
2. Windshield and wipers
In autumn, the windshield can get dirty much more often, and keeping it clean is extremely important. Besides the fact that even in traffic the car will get dirty faster due to the weather conditions, you will most likely find it covered with leaves when you leave it in the parking lot.
Cleaning the windows regularly will increase visibility and make the wiper blades last longer. If the wipers wipe a clean surface, they will remove the water much more precisely, but they will last even longer until they break. If you notice that the windows remain dirty even after using the wipers, make sure you check that they are clean and undamaged.
3. The lights
Of all the elements you can consider in preparing your car for fall, the lights are probably the easiest to overlook. But, considering how important they are for safe driving, it's a good idea to check them regularly. Even if a car headlight is still working, but the light is dimmer than it should be, most likely something is wrong, and the light bulb will soon refuse to cooperate. You better replace it first before it suddenly stops working.
4. Car fluids
As the temperatures cool, it's time to make sure all the car's fluids are full. It is a good idea to check if the coolant has maintained its properties.
Checking the brakes is a must when preparing the car for the fall. Dark mornings and afternoons, slippery roads and rain will often force you to use the brakes suddenly. Make sure it works well in advance!
When you intend to prepare the car for autumn, take into account all the elements presented above, but do not forget to make sure that you do not drive too fast and carelessly and that you adjust the speed to the road conditions. If, instead, you prefer to rent a car for your travels, you can opt for one of the Compexit Rent a Car
fleet. The cars are ready for any season, all you have to do is choose the car model that corresponds to your needs and book it for the desired period.