The fall isn’t as popular as the spring to get your car checked and ready, and that makes some sense. It’s much more exciting to get your car ready for a nice, warm spring and summer than the impending falling leaves and colder weather. That being said, it’s just as important to take a look at your car to make sure that when next spring and summer arrive, it’s as ready as ever.
Here are a few tips that should get you rolling.
Check the brakes and the tires
Colder and wetter weather can make stopping a chore. Make sure your brakes and tires are ready for the colder weather. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, get your car to your favorite mechanic and get that stuff ironed out.
Check the Lights
It gets darker a lot sooner in the fall and winter. While we may not spend a lot of time outside of our cars when the headlights are on, nows the time to do that. Make sure that both lights are operational and with the same level of brightness. Clean dirty headlight covers or replace your lights if needed.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
Have you ever had your wiper blades fail in a snowstorm or in cruddy weather? It’s the worst. Make sure you don’t have that happen by replacing your wiper blades if they are showing any wear. It’s not a bad idea to have an extra pair in your car, either.
Make Sure Your Heater and Defroster Work
Guess what you haven’t used in awhile, the heat in your car! Be sure that you check to make sure that it works after a long winter of using the air conditioning only.
Fluids, Oil, and Battery
Getting into a routine of checking out these items is great not only for fall, but throughout the year as well.
We hope you have a safe fall in the Lehigh Valley! Be sure to call us if you have any locksmith needs.