Check your oil and fluid levels
Since engines have to perform in higher temperatures during the summer months, engines depend on oil to keep them cool. Following the summer, you should check your oil and make sure it’s not low or sludgy. You should also check your vehicle’s fluid levels, including transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid.
Check your tires
Sometimes, driving on hot summer roads can cause your tires to wear more quickly than usual. As a result, you should check your tire treads and make sure they’re not too worn. You should also check your tire pressure, as changing exterior temperatures can change your pressure.
Check your lights
As the days grow shorter, you’ll want to make sure all of your vehicle’s lights are working. Check your headlights, taillights, parking lights, brake lights, and emergency flashers. Having a friend help out with these light checks makes it much easier.
Replace your wiper blades
Typically, the rubber on windshield wiper blades dry out during summer’s high temperatures, leading them to crack and not function as effectively. At the end of summer, you should check your wiper blades and see if the rubber is cracked and/or not as flexible as it once was, replacing them if necessary.
Check your battery
As temperatures begin to drop, it’s important that your vehicle’s battery is in good working order. Have it checked the next time you take your car in.
Wash your vehicle’s exterior
If you’ve been driving around in the dusty summer heat, it’s a good idea to thoroughly wash your vehicle. To protect it from inclement weather, you can wax your vehicle’s exterior.
Prep your vehicle for autumn by taking it in for a service appointment here at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi.