October 19th, 2015
October is in full swing, which means it’s time to start preparing for Halloween and all the rest of your favorite fall activities. While you’re getting everything in order for the season, don’t forget to put your vehicle on your list of things to take care of!
The changing weather can certainly have an impact on your car, which makes autumn the perfect time for a checkup at our VW dealership in Maryland. We suggest starting from the ground up – literally!
As the spot where your vehicle makes contact with the road, your tires are the foundation of your car’s performance. Proper wear and inflation are key, but cooler weather can have a drastic impact by changing the way your rubber tires expand and contract.
Visit our Maryland VW service center for tires, and our certified technicians can inspect your vehicle and get you set for optimum traction. Our experts can fill, rotate, align, or replace your tires as necessary to get you back on the road quickly!
Your tires aren’t the only rubber components of your vehicle that are affected by dropping temperatures. Under the hood, crucial parts like belts and hoses will also experience some extra stress as the weather gets colder. This can cause problems, especially if your hoses or belts already have existing cracks or weak spots.
Replacing a worn belt or hose is quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive. If one breaks while you’re out on the road, though, chances are it can leave you stranded and waiting for a costly tow truck. As always, preventative maintenance under the hood is the smart choice!
To learn more about how you can prepare your car for the coming season, or if you prefer to schedule a service appointment, be sure to contact us online or to call Pohanka Volkswagen at (301) 808-7100 today. We offer service hours seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in!