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Seasonal Car Maintenance: Ready for Autumn?

car driving through fall leaves

With high temperatures and long days, it might feel like summer is never going anywhere--but the truth is that autumn is just around the corner. Whether you're ready for fall or not, it's vital to get your car prepped and ready for another new season.

Seasonal Tips

The same way different seasons demand different things from you, they also require different things from your car. Autumn, especially, marks a significant change in weather, road conditions, and driving risks--which means you need to get yourself and your vehicle ready to say goodbye to those long summer days.

Luckily, most seasonal car maintenance can be done right at home. Here are a few tips to help make sure your car is ready for everything fall can throw at you!

Brakes

Checking your brakes is, of course, a good idea in any season--but it's especially crucial during the transition from summer to autumn when rain and falling leaves can make road conditions a little questionable. Make sure your brakes aren't going to leave you in the lurch!

Lights

Fall comes with rain, fog, and shorter days--which means that your lights will be more important than ever. Make sure everything's in good working order, including emergency flashers and backup lights.

Heater and Defroster

You're probably not going to like this one, especially in the summer heat, but it is important to make sure your heater is still working properly. Also, be sure to check your defroster; foggy windows can be a major hazard.

Call the experts

If you see or feel anything that just seems "off," it's best to call the pros before little problems become big ones. 

Looking for more seasonal car maintenance tips? Contact us today!