Fall has had plenty of time to get into full swing, and most of the leaves have already found their way from the trees to the ground. While a landscape decked out in yellows, oranges, and reds can certainly be beautiful, it isn’t great news for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline on Fairfax area roads!
While leaves may seem harmless, they can pose unique risks for vehicle owners. When possible, it’s important to stay on top of cleaning leaves from your vehicle. When wet leaves are left on your vehicle, they can begin to eat away at the finish and leave stains behind.
For Ridgeline drivers, it’s also a good idea to fold down a bed cover or sweep leaves out of the bed now and then. When you hit the highway, winds will toss the leaves from your truck bed into the air, where they can be very distracting to other drivers or even obstruct their vision.
Of course, fall leaves pose more than just a cosmetic risk for drivers. The team at our Fairfax area Honda service center can attest that leaves on the road are much more dangerous than they appear! When leaves are left on the road, they can remain wet and slippery much longer than the surface of the road itself. This can lead to unexpected issues for drivers.
The 2017 Ridgeline’s available all-wheel drive system is sure to help you maintain traction on the road, but any vehicle out there is only as good as its tires! Our certified technicians suggest checking the tread depth on your tires and rotating or replacing them as necessary to ensure optimum traction in any weather.
If you think your tires could use some attention this season, or if you’re not quite sure, then don’t hesitate to come see our technicians. We offer extended service hours seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in! To learn more, be sure to contact Honda of Chantilly online or to call our team at (703) 633-2400 today.