October is Fall Car Care Month, and, with the weather in many areas turning colder and wetter, and the days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to perform some routine maintenance on your car to help ensure safety and reliability.
What’s that? You’re not a mechanic?
Not to worry. You don’t have to be an expert to handle these tasks. In fact, preventative maintenance can help reduce the number of times you have to pay one of those experts to make repairs!
Here are five things you can do today to help keep your car in good shape down the road:
For any of these tasks, you can likely find additional guidance online, such as YouTube videos explaining how to change a headlight or replace wiper blades on your specific vehicle. Or, check out CarCare.org for even more tips.
Of course, no matter how familiar you become with your car, you’ll still want to leave the heavy lifting to the pros. Have your car serviced at the intervals the manufacturer recommends. And, don’t forget perhaps the ultimate preventative maintenance — making sure you have car insurance. It won’t necessarily keep your car on the road, but it will help you get back on the road in the event of an accident.
From basic to fully loaded coverage, Safeco Insurance® offers the car insurance options you want. Get a free online car insurance quote now or talk to your local independent insurance agent to select the coverage that’s right for you.
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