Time for Fall Cleaning: How to Get Your Car Ready for the Colder Seasons
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Summer is almost over and Back to School Season is just around the corner. Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time to start “gearing up” your car for the colder months ahead. Here are some car maintenance tips to get your car ready for the changing seasons:
- Inspect your car battery.
According to Consumer Reports, fall is usually a good time to inspect your car battery. During your inspection, it’s a good idea to make sure the connection between your cables and your battery’s terminals is a secure fit. If your connections are dirty, loose or worn, it may be time for a cleaning.
- Check your tires.
Your tires need to be durable enough to withstand the colder months. Because of this, you should consider checking your tire pressure and performing monthly tread inspections to ensure your tires remain in good working order.
- Wash and wax.
Fall is also a good time to give your car a good wash after your summertime road trips. Giving your car a good wash, wax, and detail is a great way to start fresh for the new season.
- Replace your windshield wipers.
Are your wipers leaving streaks of water on your windshield? If so, cleaning or replacing them may be the solution. Wipers degrade quickly and typically need to be changed every six to 12 months, so make sure you take care of them before the snow arrives.
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