7 Fun Facts for Car Care Month

October 4th, 2019 by

 Did you know that October is Car Care Month?Fall is a great time to remind vehicle owners that the change in weather means your car needs a checkup.You want to make sure your vehicle is safe AND that it’s running as efficiently as possible.Enjoy these Car Care Month fun facts!Boost your fuel efficiency by 10% when you maintain correct tire pressure.Ferdinand Verbiest built the first automobile 1668. It was powered by steam and stretched a whopping two feet long.Cleaning your trunk can help your brakes, rotors, and other brake parts last longer. The extra weight of unnecessary cargo adds stress to these important parts. It can also keep your vehicle from stopping as quickly as it should.Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers in 1905. She thought of the idea while watching snow accumulate on trolley cars.Old spark plugs can reduce fuel efficiency. Do yourself and the environment a favor and replace them regularly.Determine if your tires need to be replaced with the help of Abraham Lincoln. You can use a penny to check your tires’ tread depth. All you have to do is place the penny in one of the grooves with Honest Abe’s head facing down. If you can see the top of his head, it’s time to replace your tires. Easy peasey.Phone chargers and tablets are a drain on your vehicle’s battery. Always unplug them when you turn your car off. Give your vehicle some extra love this monthThis October take the opportunity to give your car the TLC it needs to be safe on the road and to run efficiently. You’ll save money and prevent a whole bunch of trouble.Call us at Serra Auto Park to set up your fall maintenance appointment today!
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