How to prepare your vehicle for fall
We know! We know! It’s only August! It is August, which is exactly why we need to start looking forward to the rest of the year. The kids will be heading back to school very soon, and before we know it, fall will be here. While far isn’t as big of a seasonal transition down here as it is up north, there are a few things all drivers should do with their vehicles to get it ready for the cooler weather conditions that lie ahead. Your friends here at Serra Toyota want to make sure your car is in great shape long after you drive it off the lot, so we put together this post all about how to prepare your vehicle for fall. Keep reading to make sur you’re not caught out in the cold when the temperature drops!
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Tips to drive easy through fall
Overall, making sure all of your vehicle’s routine maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, etc.) are up to date. Aside from these obvious points, there are a number of things drivers can do to make sure their car is prepped for the seasonal changes that will be coming yet this year.
- Check your tires | Chances are high, down here, that we won’t be dealing with any snow, but it makes sense to check your tires for balding or defects. The increased rain in winter gives us plenty of slippery surfaces to deal with on the road.
- Check your brakes | Much like your tires, damaged or old brakes can cause major problems when it comes to inclement weather out on the roads. Make sure to get these checked and/or repaired before it gets cold!
- Inspect your wiper blades | A good pair of wiper blades help tremendously. Your wiper blades go through a lot, and you should replace them seasonally for obstruction-free vision through your windshield.
- Check the lights | One of our least favorite things about fall and winter are the short days. In fall, it’s more and more possible that you will be driving at night, so take time to check your car’s interior and exterior lights. You don’t want to get caught out in the dark on this issue!
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Did we miss anything? If you have any tips for getting your car ready for fall, leave them in the comments!