|Follow these 6 simple maintenance tips to prepare your car for fall and prevent a possible repair issue in the cold weather. We check all of these items when we perform the multi-point inspection as part of every oil change.Change your wiper blades – Wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months. You generally use use your wipers more frequently in the fall and winter.
Check your spare tire – Fall is a good time to check to ensure your spare tire is inflated properly. Tire pressure drops one pound per square inch for every 10-degree drop in temperature.
Check and top off fluids – Top off windshield washer fluid as it is used more frequently in the fall and winter. Also check both your antifreeze and brake reservoirs.
Replace the air filter – At a minimum, engine air filters should be checked twice per year as part of your car’s maintenance.
Check battery and charging system – Many electrical issues and ignition problems stem from loose or corroded battery connections. Cold weather is also hard on the battery so be sure to have it checked as well.
Check lights for safety reasons – Check that all exterior and interior lights work and headlights are aimed properly.