As we move into fall, we have to start changing up our car maintenance routines to accommodate the changing weather. Besides keeping up with your regular scheduled maintenance as outlined in your owner’s manual, here are some fall car maintenance tasks you can do at home.
Make sure you have the right antifreeze mix for cold weather. While it’s closer to a 50/50 ratio in the summer time, you’ll want to up the antifreeze during colder times so the water doesn’t freeze. You should also check to make sure that your heater and defrost are working. If they aren’t, look into getting them fixed.
Have the battery tested at a local part store or shop to check its power. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so you want to go into this season with one that’ll last throughout. Getting stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery is no fun.
Invest in winter windshield wipers and snow tires if you live in a snowy area. Check all the fluids and top them off if necessary, and get an oil change if you haven’t in a while. If you aren’t switching to winter tires, check your current tires for leaks and cracks.
Waxing with protective wax is a good way to protect your paint job from the rough winter elements!
If you have any service questions or needs please reach out to us at Union Park BMW!