As the days get shorter and the trees start to fill with color, it is time to get your vehicle ready for fall. While you might think there aren’t too many things to worry about this time of year, here are some common fall car maintenance steps you can take.
Check your wiper blades
Vehicle experts recommend you change your windshield wiper blades every 6-12 months. Over time, the rubber can harden and deteriorate. If your blades are leaving streaks or stuttering across your windshield, they likely need to be replaced.
Make sure your heater is working
Here in South Carolina, autumn nights can be chilly, especially if you are heading into the mountains. Before it gets too cold, make sure your heater is working properly. If the heater is blowing cold air instead of hot, it could be a problem with a thermostat, heater core, or water pump.
Inspect your lighting
With longer nights, you will spend more time driving with your headlights on. Make sure all exterior lights are working correctly. If your headlight lenses are cloudy or the lights are angled incorrectly, you should resolve those issues, too.
Catch up with maintenance
Perhaps you’ve put off an oil change or other routine maintenance for longer than you should have. Now is the time to get caught up on your routine maintenance before it turns into a major, expensive problem.
If your vehicle is in need of critical fall maintenance, contact the service center at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer in Greer, South Carolina.