7 Tips for Fall Vehicle Maintenance

Taking good care of your car ensures that it will be there for you, season after season. New car owners and long-time drivers alike can all benefit from engaging in a bit of fall vehicle maintenance. Don’t know where to start? Make sure you try out these helpful tips!

Restore Your Headlights

Whether you visit a professional or buy a kit to get the job done yourself, restoring blurry headlights is an important task. After all, they’re what help you see clearly on the road. And since the days are getting darker at an earlier time, you’re more likely to be driving in nighttime conditions.

Take out the Trash

Fall vehicle maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Sometimes, it’s as easy as taking a paper cup or some napkins out of the car. Once a day, remove the trash from your car. Making it a part of your regular routine will ensure that you stick to it—and that your car stays nice and clean throughout the year.

Check on Your Battery

Your car battery is an essential part of your vehicle. Check on it—or get a professional to do so if you need a bit of assistance—and make sure that it’s in the proper condition.

Get a Good Wash In

Soon, it will be too cold to wash your car yourself! Give it a good wash in your driveway while the weather permits. Or, if you want to treat yourself, you could always get a wax and wash at your local car wash!

Check off Your List

Are you overdue for a tire rotation? An oil change? Wheel alignment? Check off all the maintenance tasks on your list!

Add Air to Your Tires

Did you know that a change in weather often means a change in tire pressure? It’s true! Take the time to check your tire pressure—and refill the air on your tires. You can find gas stations or even grocery stores that offer free air for this purpose in their parking lots.

Make Sure You’re Prepared

It’s going to get real cold real soon! Make sure you’re prepared for the season by keeping jumper cables, an emergency roadside assistance kit, and a coat in your car. That way, you’ll always be ready on the road. You can even keep a small generator in your car too.


We all love the autumn! It means trips to the costume store, days out picking apples, and going to farms for pumpkins and hayrides. Prioritizing fall vehicle maintenance will help you make the most of the season—and plenty of great memories too.

If you want to make your fall even more memorable, come visit us at Townsend Nissan! You can also give us a call at 877-861-8514. We’ll help you pick out the perfect SUV, truck, sedan, and more. To find out more about car care, check out our blog.

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