Fall Car Care Tips from Honda of Watertown

October 6th, 2023 by

2023 Honda CR-V Sport Touring Hybrid
While routine auto maintenance is important throughout the year, it is especially crucial in the fall. As temperatures drop and driving conditions become more hazardous, you want to be sure to properly care for your vehicle, so it can continue to care for you. The Honda of Watertown service team is here to help. In honor of Fall Car Care Awareness Month, they share their top fall car maintenance tips to help you keep your vehicle running in peak condition on the streets of Waterbury, Southbury, and beyond in the season ahead.

 

 

Car Maintenance Tips for Fall

1. Hit the Brakes

With greater chances of wet and slippery roads this fall, you want to see that your brakes are running dependably and without issue. Test their performance when you’re out and about in Watertown. If they are less responsive, the pedal feels spongy, or you hear scapes or other noises when slowing down, bring your vehicle in for service so it’s ready to go for the fall and winter to come.

2. Confirm Each Tire’s Tire Pressure

Tire pressure increases in hot weather and decreases in cold weather, which can diminish tire performance and cause premature wear. Check that your tires are maintaining a pressure level consistent with the automaker or tire manufacturer’s recommendations. In general, most passenger car tires should be filled to 30 to 35 psi. Add air as needed.

3. Check Your Vehicle’s Battery

Your car battery can lose some of its charge in extremely hot or extremely cold weather. Guarantee your battery is ready for cooler temperatures by testing the charge and checking that all connections are tight and corrosion-free.

4. Assess the Lights

Shorter daylight hours and an increased risk of rain, snow, and fog–all hallmarks of fall–can make visibility difficult in Torrington or wherever the road takes you. For this reason, another critical aspect of fall car care is to verify that all your lights are working as they should. Test the headlights and high beams, brake lights, and fog lights.

5. Test the Heater, Wiper Blades, and Defroster

It’s not uncommon for fall to bring rain storms and early snowfalls, so this is an ideal time to check those vehicle components that prove indispensable in inclement weather. Run the windshield wipers to confirm they are in good condition and can provide you with a clear view of the road; replace the blades if needed. Also, test the defrosters and heater to make sure they’re running reliably and delivering heat.

Schedule Fall Car Care at Honda of Watertown Today

These fall car maintenance tips are designed to keep you and everyone else on the roads safer. If you’d rather leave your fall car care to the professionals, contact us today to schedule an appointment or reserve a time online. Don’t forget to browse our latest service specials for money-saving opportunities. With our team on your side, you and your vehicle will be well-equipped to handle the challenges of fall!


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Honda Tire Rotate & Balance

15% Off

Prepare for the Summer Travel Season! Extend the life of your tires, decrease road noise and vibrations, and enjoy a smoother ride with our tire rotation and balance service performed by Honda certified technicians at Honda of Watertown. 15% Off. Regular price $84.95. All work done on premises.

Not to be combined with any other coupon or offer. Environmental fee & sales tax extra. Must be presented at time of write-up. Prior sales excluded. Plus tax and hazardous waste disposal fee (if applicable). Honda models only. See your service advisor for details.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Summer Road Trip Package

$199.95

Get Ready for Summer Travel! Be road-trip-ready with our Summer Road Trip Package! Includes a 5 qt. oil and filter change, tire rotation, engine air filter, car wash, and multi-point inspection by Honda certified technicians at Honda of Watertown. All work done on premises.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Plus hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Plus tax. See your service advisor for details.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Honda Battery Test & Inspection

Free Inspection & 10% Off Replacement

Prepare for the Summer Season! Stay ahead of hot temperatures with a free battery test and inspection by Honda certified technicians at Honda of Watertown. 10% Off parts and labor. Offer good for Honda models. 100-Month Battery Limited Warranty.  All work done on premises.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee if applicable.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Engine Coolant Service

$20 Off

Keep your engine running cool all summer long! Replace engine coolant for optimal performance with engine coolant replacement at Honda of Watertown. Includes fluid exchange up to 2 gallons of genuine Honda coolant. $20 Off. Good on Honda and Acura models only.

Up to 2 gallons fluid exchange. Limit one (1) coupon per purchase. Coupon must be presented prior to purchase. Cannot be combined with any advertised price, promotion, discount or coupon. Not valid towards a previous purchase. Plus tax and hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Other restrictions may apply, some models may vary. See dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Honda Brake Service

$319.95 - Per Axle (front or rear)

Put safety first and improve your gas mileage with Honda of Watertown Front or Rear Brake Special. Includes brake pad replacement with Genuine Honda brake pads, rotor resurfacing, and brake system inspection by Honda certified technicians. $319.95 per axle.  All work done on premises.

 

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee if applicable. Non-honda vehicles could be priced higher.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

A/C System Service

$219.95

Suit up for comfortable and cool  summer travel with a A/C System service from Honda of Watertown.  Includes inspection, cleaning and disinfecting HVAC system, plus replacement of cabin air filter.  All work done on premises by Honda Certified Technicians. $219.95.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases, other restrictions may apply. Plus hazardous waste removal fee (if necessary). Plus tax, some models may vary.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Honda-Wheel Alignment

$129.95

Improve your gas mileage, extend the life of your tires, and enjoy a smoother ride with a 4-wheel alignment for $129.95. Regular price $152.00. All work done on premises.

Some makes and models priced higher. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Cannot combine with any other offer or promotion. Plus hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Plus tax. Other restrictions may apply, please see dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

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