Summer in Toronto is about to fade away, leaving us with the crisp air of fall. As the season shift and the leaves change colours, it’s important to start thinking about your car’s autumn maintenance. To help ensure you’re keeping up with car care, Avenue Nissan has put together a list of autumn service tips.
Change out your wipers and windshield fluid
Your windshield wipers see a lot of use during the fall and winter, which is why they should be in tip-top shape. If you haven’t changed them in the last six months, change them now. Switch out your blades and make sure they’re properly installed. Top off your windshield wiper fluid so you can keep your windshield clean this winter.
Check your headlights
The days get shorter and the nights get longer in the colder months, which means you will be using your headlights more. Make sure you replace any worn-out headlights and keep extra bulbs on hand. Give your headlight casings a cleaning if they appear foggy.
Ensure your battery’s working
As temperatures start to drop, so will your battery’s efficiency. Colder temperatures are known to affect battery performance, which means fall is the time to make sure your battery isn’t too old or worn. Clean off any corrosion on the cable connectors and posts. Check that your battery isn’t older than five years. If it is, consider getting a replacement.
Help for all your autumn car care needs is close at hand. Contact our service centre here at Avenue Nissan and we’ll make sure your vehicle gets the seasonal maintenance it needs.