The leaves have started to change colour and the air has that crisp edge to it, which can only mean one thing: It’s almost fall in Toronto. As the weather starts to cool down, it’s important to start thinking about autumn car care. Here are some of the maintenance tips to keep in mind as you get your car ready for colder weather.
Get new windshield wipers and wiper fluid. Whether it’s leaves on your windshield or a fall rainstorm, your wipers will get a lot of use during the autumn season. If you haven’t changed your wipers in the last six months, now is the time to do it. Switch out your old blades for new ones, and make sure you top off your windshield wiper fluid while you’re at it.
Examine your headlights. With autumn comes short days and long nights. The darkness of the colder months makes your headlights all the more important. Make sure that your headlights are all in working order and replace any burnt out ones. Also, clean your headlight casings if they look foggy, so you can have the best visibility possible when the sun goes down.
Check your battery. Cold temperatures can cause your battery to become less efficient. This means you might find yourself stranded with a dead one, which is never good. Check your battery’s efficiency and get a new one if it’s older than five years. Also, clean off any signs of corrosion on the cable connectors and posts.
For all your car care needs this fall or during any other season, get in touch with our experienced service department here at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto.