24 Oct

Fall-Time Car Maintenance

leaves with car in background

Gone are the hot summer days and it will be the bitter cold winter months before we know it. Although you may want to enjoy the crisp fall air and not think about winter, it’s important to prepare for winter now before it’s here. Here are some maintenance checks you should do to make sure your car is prepared for winter.

Car Battery

All batteries lose strength over time, so make sure you are being proactive in the replacement of your battery. You should disconnect and clean your connections with a wire brush or cleaning tool if they are dirty or corroded. Be sure to read your car’s manual to learn how to properly clean and replace your battery.

Headlights

As cars age, their headlights can become cloudy or hazy, and cleaning them is important. Cloudy headlights can affect how well you see at night which is a safety hazard for you and others on the road. To keep your headlights crystal clear, use Wipe New® Headlight Restore to clean your headlights in just seconds.

Wipers

If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield, you may need to clean or replace them. Wipers should be changed approximately every 6-12 months, however, you may be able to get the most out of your wipers lifespan by cleaning them with glass cleaner and a paper towel.

Tires

If you notice that your tires have less than an eighth of an inch of tread left, then it’s time to replace them. You can either choose all-season tires or summer and winter tires. Most people choose all-season tires because it’s a cheaper, easier option and they have overall good performance. However, winter tires give exceptional traction in the snow, but only fair braking capabilities. It’s up to you to decide which choice is best for you.

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