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The importance of pre-winter inspections

Although your vehicle may appear to be in good condition from the outside, there could be underlying issues that compromise your safety. As winter fast approaches, the Auto Value experts recommend you schedule an appointment for a pre-winter inspection.

The benefits of pre-winter inspections

The number one reason to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected is to keep you and your passengers safe. In snowy and icy conditions, something as simple as a faulty turn signal or worn brake pads can dramatically increase your chances of getting into an accident.

In addition, an experienced mechanic will be able to detect and repair any minor issues before they become costly problems. Your wallet will thank you later!

Furthermore, car manufacturers strongly recommend regularly having your vehicle inspected. In fact, if you don’t adhere to the suggested maintenance schedule, the manufacturer has the legal right to void the warranty on certain parts of your vehicle.

Additionally, regularly maintaining your vehicle could help you sell your vehicle for a higher price down the line.

The inspection

All of the electrical and mechanical components of your vehicle must be in good working order when driving in less-than-ideal conditions. Moreover, one worn-out part could actually cause damage to other parts of your vehicle, compounding the problem. When you bring your vehicle to a certified mechanic, they’ll inspect the following components:

  • Alternator
  • Battery
  • Engine block heater
  • Heating system
  • Belts
  • Liquids
  • Windshield wipers
  • Brakes
  • Headlights
  • And more

In short, a pre-winter inspection could help you prevent unexpected breakdowns, avoid costly repairs, extend the life of your vehicle and give you peace of mind when you hit the road.

An essential stop before the temperature dips

The skilled teams at our network of Auto Value Certified Service Centers conduct thorough inspections on all types of vehicles.

Make an appointment at a location near you to have your vehicle inspected. If you need a new set of high-performance tires, check out our online tire catalog or call us for personalized advice.

Service is the difference. We get it!

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