When the temperature starts to drop, your car may show some signs of needing maintenance. No one likes to see pesky vehicle alarms go off. They always seem to pop up at the worst times! Get ahead of the surprises by following these simple tips to get your vehicle prepared for the changing season!
Windshield wipers typically need to be changed once every six to 12 months. Sometimes, you can avoid purchasing new wiper blades by cleaning them with glass cleaner and then wiping them down with a paper towel. This will prevent them from leaving water streaks on your windshield for a few weeks, maybe even months! Try this out to achieve streak-free driving.
A Good Cleaning
It is probably a good idea to give your car a good deep clean between all seasons, but it is an especially good idea when it starts to get cold. You need to wash off all of the summer’s bird droppings, tree sap, and dead bugs. If you want to give your car a little extra shine, try using wax along with soap and water.
Cars that spend a lot of time outside can experience a significant amount of damage to their exterior lights. Your headlights can become hazy or cloudy over time, which can cause dimness. This is dangerous for all sorts of reasons! Lucky for you, you can get lens covers for your car, or just spend a little time using elbow grease to clean the headlights on your own.
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Fall is a good time to take a look at those tires! If they have less than 1/8 inches of tread, it’s time for a new set. You definitely do not want to be maneuvering icy and snowy winter roads without any tire tread. We recommend purchasing a set of all-season tires or you keeping a specific set of tires spared just for winter driving.
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