October is a busy month filled with some of the best things in the world -- changing leaves, football games, bonfires, pumpkin farms, caramel apples, the list goes on and on.
But it’s also Fall Car Care Month, which is actually much more important than you might think. It’s crucial to take a moment out of your busy fall schedule to make sure your car is running properly and in tip-top shape.
Here are five ways Sears Auto Center can help ensure your car is ready not only for the fall, but for all the twists and turns that lie ahead.
Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle, so it’s very important to make sure they’re maintained properly. Your local Sears Auto Center provides tire services like rotation and balancing, wheel alignment, thorough inspections and tire pressure checks. Plus, if you find yourself in need of new tires, the Personal Tire Selector can help you find the exact type of tire that best suits your riding style.
If there’s one thing you need to be able to depend on, it’s your car battery. Sears Auto Center will perform a battery check to make it’s holding a full charge and performing at maximum capacity. The check includes a battery diagnostic testing with state-of-the-art equipment, a printout of test results, and most importantly, the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle will start -- anytime, anywhere. The best part? The battery check is absolutely FREE!
And of course, if your battery does need to be replaced, technicians can help you find the battery that’s best for you and your vehicle, and won’t do any work until you give the go ahead.
Sometimes it’s tough to know when your brakes need to be repaired or replaced. They might squeak or grind, or even feel spongy when you push on them. In any case, you don’t want to mess with less than perfect brakes. Sears Auto Center offers many brake services including a complete evaluation. The brake evaluation is performed by a certified brake technician and takes 30-45 minutes to complete. You’ll get a written estimate outlining what work is necessary and what work is optional (a big help when it comes to sticking to a budget!).
The best part? The brake evaluation cost will be credited toward any brake repairs you choose to move forward with. Oh, and you’ll also know that your brakes are safe. That’s worth a lot.
Oil Change Service
It’s very important to keep your car’s engine clean and healthy, which is why it’s necessary to get regular oil changes. Sears Auto Center provides oil change services and has a long-standing partnership with Valvoline, a leader in the oil industry for 90 years. Valvoline Premium Conventional Motor Oil is used, which is specifically formulated for the full life of the engine. It keeps the engine clean by minimizing deposit formation, reduces oil consumption by fighting evaporation, resists oil thickening by providing oxidation control and improves gas mileage by reducing friction. Learn more about Sears Auto Center’s oil change services and schedule an appointment today.
Wheel Alignment Service
Everyday driving can be tough on your car -- from potholes to curbs, you can’t always see the hazards ahead. It’s important to get your car’s alignment checked once a year, or every 12,000 miles. Whether your car needs a single tire alignment, front-end alignment, or all four wheels aligned, all alignment services at Sears Auto Center include a road test evaluation, steering inspection, tire inspection, alignment angles measurement and adjustment and a steering angle sensor reset if needed.
So get out there and enjoy the fall -- jump in the leaves, pick the perfect pumpkin, watch every football game. But don’t forget to take advantage of all the car services Sears Auto Center has to offer so that you can get where you’re going safely. Schedule an appointment at your local Sears Auto Center today.