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 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: 02/29/2024

Honda Express Oil Change, Multi-Point Inspection & Wash

10% Off

Prepare for the Season! Keep your vehicle running clean and efficient, improve your gas mileage, and protect your engine with a full synthetic oil change, filter change, multi-point inspection, and wash in 55 minutes or less by Honda certified technicians at Honda of Watertown. 10% Off. Regular Price $79.95. No appointment necessary. All work done on premises.

Environmental fee & sales tax extra. Up to 5 quarts of full synthetic oil. Must present coupon when order is written. Cannot be combined with any other offers or previous purchases. Valid only at Honda of Watertown. Honda and Acura vehicles only. Some models may vary.

EXPIRES: 02/29/2024

Honda Battery Test & Inspection

Free Inspection & 10% Off Replacement

Prepare for the Season! Stay ahead of cold weather 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: 02/29/2024

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: 02/29/2024

Honda Fuel Injection Cleaning

10% Off

Improve your gas mileage, reduce emissions, increase engine life, and protect and restore your vehicle’s performance with a Fuel Injection Cleaning by Honda certified technicians at Honda of Watertown. 10% off.  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: 02/29/2024

Honda-Wheel Alignment

$99.95

Improve your gas mileage, extend the life of your tires, and enjoy a smoother ride with a 4-wheel alignment for $99.95. 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: 02/29/2024

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