Fall Vehicle Maintenance Guide 

Now that summer is coming to its inevitable conclusion, the first signs of fall have arrived; there are some yearly traditions that you might be planning for. But before you think about going on that hay ride or picking out a Halloween costume, some pressing matters need immediate attention. And the one we were discussing today has to do with your vehicle. These essential tips will keep your vehicle on the road and running like a well-oiled machine as we enter the next phase of 2023. 

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Factory Checks 

Each vehicle is unique in what kind of routine repairs it needs. Consulting with your owner’s manual will inform you of how long the intervals between repairs should be, and what you should focus on getting performed next. 


The seasonal change can have an adverse effect on your tires. Getting them looked at during your next oil change and tire rotation is an essential item to take care of as spring begins. If you live in an area where the weather drops below freezing in the fall, it might be time to have your winter tires ready for installation.


One of the issues many drivers deal with in the colder months, if the year begins in the fall, is their battery. Checking the wiring, electrodes, and other connections before the fall begins is a great way to ensure that you don’t have any potential issues that might develop. 


No matter how much you drive during the summer, it’s generally a good idea to have your fluids checked in your vehicle as a preventative measure before fall. This includes oil, which should be complemented by a tire rotation, your coolant, and windshield washer fluid. If you ran your AC a lot during the summer, this is imperative, and you should also consider having your HVAC system looked at. 


Much like the moving parts in your engine, your vehicle’s braking system is a collection of components working together, generating a lot of friction. Warm weather can accelerate the process of wear and tear and hurt brake fluid. Your brakes are an essential line of defense in maintaining safety while on the road. Having them checked is one step that shouldn’t be ignored. 

Dave’s Auto Repair 

Keeping your car in excellent working condition is essential, whether it’s the summer, fall, winter, or spring. At Dave’s Auto Repair, we’ll gladly lend our expertise to ensure you have a safe drive during the season. For more information, visit us at www.davesautosarasota.com.