Now that the heat of summer is starting to fade, we get to enjoy cooler, nicer weather. Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Louisiana and is the perfect time to clean out your car and get it ready for a new season. Here are some fall car care tips to get you started.
Check your battery
Batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures. After the hot summer, get your battery tested to make sure it has enough power left to get you through the fall.
Inspect your headlights
As the daylight hours get shorter, you will be spending more time driving with your headlights on. Park your car, turn on all the exterior lights, and walk around your car. Make sure all the lights are working and angled correctly. You should also look for clouded lenses that may need to be cleaned or replaced.
Wash and wax
After the summer onslaught of insects, it is time to clean off all that grime. Give your car a thorough wash and finish it off with a fresh coat of wax.
Get new wiper blades
If you can’t remember the last time you changed your windshield wiper blades, they likely need to be replaced. Wipers typically last between 6-12 months. If they are leaving streaks or stuttering across your windshield, get a new set soon.
The best way to get your car ready for fall is to get a full checkup performed by professionals. Visit the Courvelle Toyota service department to schedule an appointment!