Fall is in the air, and with Fall and Winter come new challenges to your car's ability to get you places. At our Ludington auto repair garage we offer Fall vehicle checkup to make sure you don't face any surprises when the weather is cold, wet and stormy.
At Mick's Truck and Auto we recommend brake check, suspension check, tire inspection and battery check before the weather turns really cold. We can combine these checks with an oil change to make it more convenient for you.
Since stopping becomes more challenging under wet and snowy conditions, we recommend brake inspection - checking brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake fluid lines and the condition of the brake fluid itself.
Worn out suspension can cause vehicle control problems, and result in longer stopping distance as well, so we recommend suspension check to make sure your vehicle can perform optimally in inclement weather.
Tire checks are simple yet vital to your safety - tires need to have no bald spots, and the tread depth should be sufficient to evacuate water and to minimize the chances of hydroplaning. While we are at it, we also recommend wiper blade check - it's amazing what difference in visibility - and safety - new wiper blades can make.
One more important inspection has to do with starting of your vehicle - car batteries become less efficient in cold weather, and a battery that worked fine in the summer can struggle, or even fail to start the car in the fall or winter. At our Ludington auto repair facility we can test your vehicle's battery and let you know if it can hold sufficient charge, or if it needs to be replaced before the winter.
So to start off the cold season with a reliable vehicle, bring your car to Mick's Truck and Auto Repair in Ludington. Our friendly service advisors will be happy to answer you questions, and we can make appointments on the phone. Alternatively, if you so desire, you can use our website to make an appointment.