October is Fall Car Care Month, and whether you’re driving a used Ford Explorer or a 2017 Ford Fusion, it’s the perfect time to check up and make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Here in San Diego, we don’t have to worry about winter snow and ice, but we do have some extra rain coming our way. And even without a rough cold season in our future, a little care now will go a long way to keeping your car running smoothly long term. So what should you be looking at in terms of fall car care?

One thing we often neglect to check is our tires. Sure, we know if they go flat, but what about general wear and tear? Is there uneven damage that could indicate over- or under-inflated tires? Is it time for new tires that will have more traction? A quick trip to our Ford service center in San Diego will get you fresh tires that will make rain, holiday road trips, and most other driving safer.

And speaking of rain, now is the perfect time to replace wipers that have been streaky or ineffective – you’ll want them in tip-top shape when you’re driving through a downpour and our service technicians can have you in and out in no time.

Brakes are another key factor in keeping your car safe, so listen to your brakes, and pay attention to how they feel on the road. Stop by and consult an expert if you’re not sure.

Just a little bit of checking and preventative maintenance can make sure you’re driving safely and comfortably as we head into winter, holidays, and a new year. Just visit your San Diego Ford dealership, and our excellent service center. Here at Kearny Pearson Ford, we care about your ride, and we want to help you take the best care possible of your beloved car.