Summer is winding to an end, and before you know it, fall will be here. You may not realize it, but there are certain things that you should have done to your car in the fall. This helps your car to recoup from the warm summer months and prepares it for the cold months ahead. Here are a few of the ways AA Auto Tech can get your car ready for fall.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
Summer can be rough on plastic and synthetic materials. The heat pounds down on them and causes them to warp, dry out or crack. Fall is a great time to replace your wiper blades that may have fallen victim to the brutal summer sun. It helps to ensure that the blades are ready to go when the first rain hits, leaving you with the ability to properly see as you navigate the roadways.
Have Your Battery Tested
When you are having fall maintenance done, your battery should always be tested. More batteries die in the winter months than any other time of year. This is because batteries that are low on life may not be able to withstand the brutal freezing temperatures that they are exposed to. If your battery is testing low, have it replaced before the cold weather comes along.
Refill the Cooling System
During the summer months, your car uses a lot of fluid in the cooling system to help keep your car's engine cool and prevent it from overheating. Some of the fluid may also evaporate due to the heat. After summer ends, be sure to have the cooling system fluids topped off so you don't run low. It is a common misconception that your car doesn't use cooling fluids in the winter. While they are not used as much, they still are used to prevent your engine from overheating, which still can occur in winter.
Make Sure Your Heater and Defroster Work
Lastly, a professional will inspect your heater and defroster to ensure they are working properly. This helps ensure that your car has the ability to melt snow and ice off the windows and that you will stay warm while you are driving during the freezing winter months.
At AA Auto Tech in Hastings, MN., we know how important it is to get your car ready for the various seasons. Fall is almost here and now is a great time to schedule routine maintenance to get your car fall ready. Give us a call today at 651-437-2218 to set up your appointment.