Fall may not be known for its harsh temperatures and nasty driving conditions, but we know those things are coming, so NOW is the time to be car care aware! A little maintenance and prevention during this season, can mean fewer headaches and a safer, better functioning vehicle once winter arrives. The LOF-Xpress™ team is here to help with a few tips for your fall vehicle maintenance!

Resolve any potential starter issues

Rough starts, uneven idling and stalling can be an easier fix than you might think. Often, a simple filter change, fluid change, new starter or new wire can take care of coming winter weather failure-to-start problems. With no appointment necessary service at LOF-Xpress™, it really is as easy as a quick pit stop on your way home from work, errands, school, or practices!   

Battery And Cable Check

Let one of our experienced technicians check your battery to make sure it has enough power for another Iowa winter – but don’t stop there. While we’re at it, we’ll scrape away any and all corrosion from connections, clean surfaces and connectors and tighten connections. Even your car battery requires a little fall cleaning.

Complete Routine Maintenance

Stop in for the LOF-Xpress™ PLUS Full Service Oil Change and we’ll perform our 12-point prevention, which includes pretty much everything on your vehicle that can possibly be checked — lights, tires, wipers, belts, hoses and fluids! We analyze all your vehicle’s fluids – even engine oil – to make sure they’re still doing their job. This is a great way to identify fluid leaks, low fluids, faulty connections and any other problems before they snowball into a cold winter inconvenience. BONUS: now through the end of the year, you can get $6 OFF a PLUS Full Service by taking advantage of our website coupons.

Tire Care

If you’ve lived in Iowa for long, you’re well aware of how important tires can be when it comes to winter driving. Our technicians are trained to rotate tires as part 

of our MORE Services offered. Properly rotated tires not only last longer, they keep tire wear even and put less stress on suspension components. Your tires are the last point of contact between your vehicle and the road, keep them in the best possible condition through regular rotations.

Inspect Your Windshield Wipers

Bitter cold, snow and ice are hard on their rubber blades. Again, we’ve got you covered and can check/replace them as needed! 

Oh, and have you heard? During the month of October, we’re giving away a FREE Set of RainX Wiperblades with RainX Windshield Treatment (a $60 value!) to one lucky winner! Entering is easy! Just “check-in” to LOF-Xpress™ on Facebook and you’re automatically entered!

Ensure that your windshield wiper reservoir is full with the proper type of windshield fluid – yet another service included in our Plus Full Service Oil Change.

Your safety and vehicle performance are top priorities for our team at LOF-Xpress™ and it’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. Whether you need quality service or expert advice to complete your fall checklist, LOF-Xpress™ is ready.

Check out our October Monthly Specials to get your fall vehicle maintenance off to a great start!