The fall season brings changing leaves, chilly weather, and spooky celebrations with Halloween around the corner. With the changing season comes changing weather, and after the warm summer, it can be a relief for some to have a bit of a breeze again. During the summer, many people are out driving more often, which can take a toll on our cars. This is why fall vehicle maintenance is so important when it comes to ensuring that you have a safe and reliable vehicle moving into October.
So, when it comes to fall vehicle maintenance, what is most important when it comes to preparing your vehicle for the weather ahead? Let's look at some of the fall maintenance items that you can take care of right now.
Check your tires
Your vehicle's tires will become increasingly important on wet roads, so make sure that they have good tread in order to make traction with the pavement in any weather. If the tread looks low all around or is unevenly worn, you may be due for a new set.
Test your heater and defroster
The heater is more for comfort, however, your defroster is necessary when it comes to getting visibility when your windshield becomes foggy. Plus, a heater problem can mean and issue with your car's heater core, which can be an issue for your vehicle's engine as well. Make sure to have any potential issues with the heater or defroster inspected by our experts.
Check all exterior lights
With shorter days, you may find yourself driving in the dark more often. Make sure that your headlights, brights, blinkers, and brake lights are all working properly. If the headlights look cloudy, yellow, or foggy, have them restored.
Make sure all fluids are full and clean
Fluids can break down in the summer heat, so be sure that all of your vehicle's important fluids look clean and are topped off. If any fluids look dark or dirty, be sure to bring your vehicle into our shop. You may need a fluid flush, and you'll want to take care of that before the dirty fluid causes any major issues.
Have your brake system inspected
We'll make sure that all of your brake components look good and that you won't find yourself dealing with any brake trouble on the road this fall.
Replace your windshield wipers
You'll need your windshield wipers working at their best during the rainfall that is soon to come, so be sure to check the wipers and replace them if they aren't working as they should or look dry or cracked.
Have your oil changed
If you're due for an oil change, now is a great time to get it done while also getting a fall vehicle inspection performed. You may find yourself traveling during the fall season or driving more, and you don't want to get stuck on the road. We'll ensure that your vehicle will remain reliable throughout the remainder of the season!
These are just some of the fall maintenance items that you can check off your list now while the season is still in its early stages. If you're due for any of the services listed above, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into our professionals here at Stang Auto Tech. We look forward to seeing you soon!