Fall Car Care Month - Tips for Your New Porsche, Audi, Subaru, Volkswagen, or Jaguar

Whether you bought a new or pre-owned car, truck, or SUV from our Columbus Dealership, we want to help you take care of your car and make it last for a long time. The crisp air signals fall in Ohio and offers a great reminder that the colder seasons are coming and it’s time to get your vehicle ready! See our list of 10 practical tips to help get your Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Subaru, or Jaguar ready for cold weather.


Check Your Vehicle’s Brakes and Tires 


When inclement weather comes to Columbus, road conditions can become hazardous, requiring you to have good stopping power in your vehicle. It is necessary to have quality brakes and tires in good condition before the first snow. You can trust our dealership to inspect these properly and to replace them with genuine parts. Don’t forget to check the tire pressure as it can drop when outside temperatures plummet!


Check the Lights for Improved Driving Visibility


Walk around the outside of your vehicle to check the operation of your headlights, taillights, parking lights, brake lights, and hazard lights. Replace all broken bulbs, make sure all lights are clean, and consider upgrading to halogen lamps for improved visibility and safer driving.

Replace Worn Wiper Blades

If your wiper blades are cracked or worn, they will not completely clear your windshield. This can be a problem during rain, snow, or sleet so check to ensure they are in good condition and replace worn blades if needed!

Ensure Your Heater & Defroster Work

It won’t be comfortable or safe when cold weather hits and your heater or defroster aren’t working. Foggy windows are an accident waiting to happen, so be sure to check them and have them repaired soon!

Have the Battery Checked by Our Trained Service Technicians in Columbus

It is necessary to have a fully charged battery to start your Audi, Subaru, or Porsche in cold weather. Have our trained technicians inspect the battery and charging system and replace it if it is required!

Inspect Under the Hood of Your Porsche, Audi, or Volkswagen

A quick look under your vehicle’s hood will help you identify obvious signs of wear or things that need replacing or fixing. Check for leaks, cracks, or loose clamps. Listen to engine noises and sputtering. Have our service technicians check these things if you are unsure and make any necessary repairs.

Change the Oil & Air Filter at Our Columbus Service Center

Schedule an oil change at our Columbus service center soon! This is a good idea if the oil is dirty or you are near your recommended oil change time. It’s also a good idea to check the air filter to ensure it is clean.

Refill the Cooling System

Experts recommend checking the coolant level in your vehicle’s overflow tank when the engine is cold. If the coolant level is too low, add a 50/50 solution of water and coolant to allow proper antifreeze capability. You may also want to refill your cooling system. 

Check all Fluid Levels

This is a quick and important thing to do regularly! Check your washer fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Ensure they are all at or above minimum safe levels and refill as necessary.

Get a Good Car Wash/Detail

Make sure your vehicle is clean so it is easier to spot any potential problems before inclement weather comes. This will also prevent salt and water from the road sticking to your vehicle and causing rust. 

Contact our knowledgeable service technicians or stop by our Porsche, Audi, & Volkswagen dealership in Columbus today for assistance in preparing your vehicle for fall!

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