Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall
Walking outside to warm up your vehicle means it’s that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the crispy leaves are falling, so it’s time to get your fall car maintenance done.
Your family at University Toyota has put together a list to help you get started:
- Tire Pressure: To avoid a blowout and get good gas mileage, make sure your tires are at the manufacturer's recommended PSI. You can either find this in your manual, check your car door, or ask one of our service pros.
- Rotate Tires: Typically, tires should be rotated when you get your oil changed. Rotating your tires will help your tires last longer as they wear out evenly.
- Oil: Check the level of your oil and top it off if it’s not time for your vehicle to get this service done.
- Air Filter: If you want to breathe clean air and avoid your car’s engine from clogging up, replace the air filter. The air filter will allow clear airflow.
- Fluid Levels: Fluids such as your coolant, power steering, brake, radiator, and more need attention. If they are running low, add the amount needed!
- Brakes: Brake pads need to be replaced or inspected if you haven’t already. Normally, you will feel vibrations when braking.
- Battery: Your vehicle requires more from your battery during the colder months so it’s important to have your battery fully charged. It’s also important to check the battery connections for cleanliness.