Preparing for Fall

September is the first month of Fall. Why not take a little time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency breakdown later.

Battery – Keep the battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it’s wise to have the battery and charging system checked. Because batteries don’t always give warning signs before they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old.

Heater, Defrosters and Wiper Blades – Have the the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system checked to ensure they are working properly as heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons, such as defrosting. Fall is also a great time to have your air filters. Wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean your windshield should be replaced. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months.

Tires – Check the tires, including the tire pressure and tread depth. To check road wear on your tires, use a penny. Just insert the coin

head first into the most severely worn part of the tire. If the tread is

not sufficient to touch the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s probably time to

replace your tires.Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly as tires lose pressure when temperatures drop.

Brakes – Have the brake system checked, including brake linings, rotors and drums. Brakes are critical to vehicle safety and particularly important when driving on wet or snow-covered roads.

Roadside Assistance Coverage

When you have your vehicle serviced at 60 Minute Tune or an ACDelco Service Center, you're automatically eligible for complimentary Roadside Assistance courtesy of the service center that performed the service on your vehicle. This complimentary service is good for 12 months and begins on the date identified on your original invoice, with no mileage restrictions.

ACDelco Roadside Assistance is just one more reason you can feel confident when you're on the road.

Roadside Assistance Services Available

  • Towing
  • Lock-out service
  • Flat-tire assistance
  • Fuel, oil, fluid and water delivery service (you must pay for the costs of any fluids delivered)
  • Jump start

When You Need Roadside Assistance:

In the event you need Roadside Assistance, call 1.800.ACDelco and prompt #3 to be connected to the nationwide service provider. Payment will be required after any service has been completed; credit card payment is preferred. Once you make your payment, you will be reimbursed for any covered service, up to $75.00 per occurrence upon submitting the proper claim and documentation.

Be proactive now to save money and time later.