Fall is here! Bring on the pumpkin spice, cooler nights, and the holiday season in general. Is your car ready to take it all on? Here at Toyota of N Charlotte, this is about the time of year we start recommending that you schedule fall car care. This seasonal car care can get your ride ready for the changes in the weather and the changes in your drive time, so check out our fall auto service checklist before you hit the highway.
Use our auto service checklist to get your car ready for autumn
Oil change: When was the last time you scheduled an oil change for your car? Before you hit the highway for the holidays, make sure you have a tank full of clean oil for your engine. Highway driving entails higher speeds and longer distances, which means a lot more work for your engine. Schedule a Charlotte oil change as part of your fall auto service and then bring on the holidays.
Brake service: Brake service is imperative all year, but it’s especially vital in the fall. Fallen leaves, dew from foggy mornings, and rainy days make the roads more slippery than in the summer. You need to ensure your brakes are in top working condition. Our Toyota service techs will check out the entire system from top to bottom, perform maintenance if needed, and then send you on your way.
Tire rotation/inspection: You need working brakes for slippery road conditions, and you also need tires that can grip well. Our Charlotte auto service techs will inspect your tires for any damage or potential problems, as well as check the tread level to make sure they’re able to grip the road properly even in the slickest of conditions. They’ll also check the PSI of your tires; tires that are over-or underinflated can affect both traction and fuel efficiency negatively.
Wipers/headlights: Fall means the end of Daylight Savings so the days will be shorter than they were in the summer and definitely affect your daily drive time. Fall also means wetter weather. In short, you need working headlights and wipers before you hit the road this season. Our Charlotte auto service techs can inspect both your wipers (for damage, streaking, and noises) as well as your headlights (for brightness, burnt out bulbs, and dim casings) before you start your fall festivities.
Hit the highway for the holidays with Toyota of N Charlotte’s help!
Battery maintenance: It’s important to inspect and check your battery as the seasons change, because weather changes can negatively impact it. Our techs will check the voltage for you as well as visually inspect it for any bulging, rusting, or leaking that could be problematic down the road. Don’t get stuck with a dead battery on your holiday road trip!
Ready to schedule auto service for fall? Call Toyota of N Charlotte! You can reach us at (888) 378-1214 or just swing by and see us. We’re conveniently located off I-77 at exit 23, 13429 Statesville Road.
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