Prepare Your Car for Fall Before It Arrives

Prepare Your Car for Fall Before It Arrives.

Anyone who has driven through winter in Wisconsin knows that cold weather and hazardous conditions can arrive quite sudden. Now that summer is drawing to an end, it’s time to prepare your car for fall once again. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your car in shape for the cooler weather. Instead, follow these easy tips and enjoy the open road all year round.

 

Fix minor blemishes

The paint on your car’s exterior isn’t just for looks. In fact, it’s crucial in protecting the body of your vehicle against things like rust damage. As fall approaches, fix any blemishes in your car’s paint job to protect it against damage from the elements.

 

Install new floor mats

Protecting your vehicle’s interior is just as important as taking care of the outside. That’s why good floor mats are a must in locations that see cold winter weather. Best of all, replacing your car’s floor mats is inexpensive and easy.

 

Stow an emergency kit

You should always have an emergency kit in your vehicle, but this is particularly important in winter when car breakdowns are more likely and the conditions potentially more dangerous. As fall approaches make sure your emergency kit contains food, water, warm clothes and gloves, and a battery-powered cellphone charger.

 

If you’re worried that your ride can’t stand up to the cold to come, contact us at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City to learn more about what our sales and service departments can do for you.

Back-To-School Driving Tips to Keep Everyone Safe this Fall

Back-To-School Driving Tips to Keep Everyone Safe this Fall

It’s hard to believe, but back to school season is already here. Whether you live near a college campus, high school, or any other school, it’s important to remember some key back to school driving tips to ensure you and everyone around you is as safe as possible this fall.

 

Drive slowly near schools 

When school isn’t in session, it’s easy to ignore “school zone” signs, but it’s time to get back into the habit of reducing speed to the posted limit in this areas, even when no one seems to be around.

 

Look for pedestrians

Back-to-school season typically means you’ll find more pedestrians walking to and from school in the morning and late afternoon. This can cause a slight increase in traffic in some areas, so be sure to plan accordingly as you take on your daily commute during the school year.

 

Share the road with bikes

The school year also typically means an increase in bike traffic, especially if you live near a college campus or high school. Exercise increased caution around bikers and give them plenty of room to maneuver safely to avoid a potential accident.

 

If your student needs a new car to get to class, contact the team at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City for recommendations from our used and new inventories.