Fall Maintenance for Your Truck

Fall means pumpkin patches and falling leaves, but it also means it’s time for seasonal maintenance for your truck. Prepare your truck for autumn and cooler weather with these basic maintenance tips.

Inspect car battery

Make sure the cables of your car battery are tightly connected and clean. If you notice signs of corrosion, disconnect the cables and terminals and clean them.

Rotate tires

Maximize the mileage on your truck tires by rotating the tires and checking the tread to see if you need to replace them. Consider purchasing winter tires to increase your truck’s traction on snowy roads around Mechanicsburg this winter.

Change oil

New oil prevents your engine from overheating and keeps your engine parts lubricated. Bring your truck into Dave Kehl Chevrolet for your regular oil change and seasonal maintenance. Check your owner’s manual to see when you should bring your Chevy truck in for an oil change.

Restore headlights

During fall, it will start getting darker sooner. That means it’s important to have clear night vision. Clouded lenses can reduce the effectiveness of your headlights at night. If your headlights are becoming cloudy or hazy, restore your headlights with a headlight restoration kit.

Wash car

Clean off the summer bugs and prepare for the snowy grime with a good car wash. Washing and waxing your truck can protect the paint and body while making it look fresh and new.

Staying up to date on fall maintenance will keep your truck ready for whatever lies on the road ahead. To get there, stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and we’ll take care of your service needs.

Tips for Tailgating in Your Truck

Tips for Tailgating | Mechanicsburg, OH

The beginning of autumn signals the onset of football season. Tailgating is a popular activity for fans that want to pair their favorite foods and beverages with game-day exhilaration. If you’re new to the pastime or need a refresher on how to do it the right way, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when tailgating in your truck this fall.

Before the game

Keep the following items stored in a toolbox, either in the backseat area or the truck bed, so you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice for the next tailgating event:

  • Sunscreen
  • Trash bags
  • Tongs
  • Masking tape
  • Basting brush
  • Your favorite condiments, spices, and seasonings
  • Wet wipes
  • Spatulas
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels
  • Mini flashlight
  • Wooden skewers
  • Permanent marker
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Poncho

During the game

Stay safe and maximize your fun when tailgating by observing the following rules.

  • Show up a few hours earlier than game time, to claim a good spot in the parking lot.
  • Have each member of your tailgating party bring enough alcohol for four people, to ensure that you have a sufficient supply during the game.
  • Drink only from your tailgate, even if there are other sports fans nearby that are rooting for your team.
  • Keep pickup games to a minimum, to avoid sabotaging other tailgaters parties and grill sessions.
  • Clean up after yourself by bringing a few garbage bags and using them.

If you’re in need of a new tailgating vehicle this fall, stop by Dave Kehl Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right Colorado or Silverado 1500 to suit your lifestyle and enhance your tailgating parties.