Fall Car Care Month

Get prepared for winter during Fall Car Care Month!

Get prepared for winter during Fall Car Care Month!

With fall here, everyone is gearing up for the winter months. Whether you’re in the temperate states or packing your freezer for big northern snow storms, everyone has preparations for the cold season this time of year. That’s why October is annual Fall Car Care Month.

Here are some suggested tips on what you should get checked this October to make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape for the change in weather:

To keep the frost and ice away, be sure to get your heater, windshield wipers, and defroster checked. A fault in these could end in visibility hazards. Make sure your ventilation systems are clear and your wiper blades are free from wear and tear.

Your battery’s health is vital in this season, especially if you’re traveling to a cold state for the holidays. Make sure it’s been changed in the past three years and that its connections are in good shape. It’ll give your battery a better chance against the cold.

Your tires are just as vital as your battery in the upcoming weather. Get them checked for pressure and tread depth. Make sure they are aligned and have no bulges or stripped spots on them. Get them rotated if necessary.

These are just a few things that we at Hutch Chevrolet suggest all car owners do for Fall Car Care Month. For more information and tips on how to stay safe this winter in your car, come in and talk with us!

5 Auto-Related Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's Day Gift IdeasCan’t think of a V-day gift for that special someone? While mushy cards, a dozen roses, and a box of chocolates are go-to gifts, how about taking a step outside the box? It’s likely most people didn’t get up to par with their car this winter, so a car-related V-day gift may be just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Detail your special someone’s car inside and out- When’s the last time you took the time to really, and we mean really, clean your car? Between busy schedules and cold weather, the car can get pretty messy during the winter. Take out the clutter and give it a good shine for your Valentine. Even surprise them by sticking something sweet under the sun visor when you’re finished.
  2. Take their car to the body shop- If you’ve noticed the oil light has been on too long, or they are long overdue for a tune up, snag their car while they’re at work and take it to the shop. We want our cars to run smoothly but sometimes we don’t want to make the payment on our own. So take it in for them and even splurge on some premium oil!
  3. Dinner and a Movie- The same old song and dance can get old. So this Valentine’s Day (if weather permits) take your date to a drive up restaurant like Sonic or a locale joint, and stop by the drive-in for in-car date that is thoughtful and unique.
  4. Rent Their Favorite Car- We all have that number one car that makes us swoon. On Valentine’s Day surprise your date with their favorite car for the day. They’ll be ecstatic as they get their hands on the wheel of the car of their dreams.
  5. Plan a romantic road trip- Whether you’re using a map or a GPS, plan out the locations of a mini-weekend road trip. If you buy a GPS, program the destinations inside for a destination surprise.

While cars may not scream “Romance!” there are a few cute things you can do for that special someone on Valentine’s Day.