October is National Car Care Month!

October is National Car Care Month!

October is here, and that means it’s one of our favorite times of the year. No, we’re not talking about Halloween, but instead, National Car Care Month! As the number one shop for auto repair in Natick, MA, our team at Framingham Tire appreciates an entire month being dedicated to the care of your vehicle.

First, let us start by saying October isn’t the only time we’re focusing on your vehicle – April is the first round. Now, you may be wondering why there are two months of the year dedicated to car care. Well, bringing attention to the importance of care and routine maintenance is crucial in keeping your vehicle on the road.

April is the perfect time to clean up after a long winter. In preparation for spring and summer travel, checking your tires, brakes, fluids, and wipers is crucial. Likewise, October is the opportune time to prepare for the upcoming New England winter.



If you haven’t had your oil changed in a while, now is the time. Although a crucial component to a vehicle at any time of the year, winter is especially crucial with oil. While you’re visiting your favorite local auto shop, be sure to have your mechanic check out other items like your windshield fluid (and wiper condition), engine coolant, and brake fluid levels.


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Like having no air conditioning on the hottest day of the summer, winter is not the time to discover your heating system isn’t working. Not only will you be left in the cold, but unfreezing a frozen windshield will become tedious. Your heat and your defroster are two primary elements in winter season comfort.



Your tires are the one element between you and the road.  Ensuring that they are in tip-top condition is not an option when it comes to staying safe on the treacherous roads. October is the ideal time for tread inspection, tire rotation and balancing, pressure checks, and changing out low profile performance tires to ones designed for the snow.


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Another element of your vehicle that requires year-round attention is your braking system. Regardless of the road conditions, faulty brakes are never an option. However, come winter, you’ll need them to be in the best condition yet. While some weather brings already tricky braking conditions, the last thing you want is to battle a failing system on top of everything else.


When it comes to auto repair in Natick, MA, Framingham Tires is your one-stop shop. Our team of experienced mechanics is here to ensure your vehicle is prepared and ready for the worst winter conditions!

To schedule your appointment, contact Framingham Tires today at (508) 872-5600.

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