The leaves change colors, the weather gets a bit more bite and the calendar switches to a new season. When all that happens it is time to prepare your vehicle for fall with a stop in for auto maintenance. Before you know it — and before you probably want to think about it — the weather is going to change and you will be turning the corner to winter. So prepare for fall and you will be nearly ready for winter when it comes to auto maintenance.
A complete vehicle check-up is always a good idea as the seasons change, if for no other reason than it puts you on a routine maintenance check schedule. Have your battery cables and terminals, belts, hoses, air filters, and windshield wipers checked before it gets too cold outside. Also, it is important to have an inspection of all fluids, such as anti-freeze, oil, brake, transmission, and power steering fluid as well. Knowing that the basic maintenance needs of your automobile are met gives you one less thing to think about and worry over.