When it comes to seasonal car maintenance advice, winter and summer are by far the most popular subjects. However, there a still a few things you can do to equip your ride for a more enjoyable autumn season. A few of them carry into winter, so by taking care of them in the fall, you'll have less to do later. Here are some fall service tips to consider:

Inspect headlight brightness and lens clarity

The days are getting shorter, so if your headlight bulbs have begun to dim, now is a good time to have them replaced. Also, because exposure to the sun can cause the lenses to cloud, the end of summer is a good time to inspect their clarity. You can buy a headlight restoration kit, or have it performed by a trained service professional.

Inspect and swap wiper blades

Extreme conditions can cause your wiper blades to become brittle and crack, making them less effective. As the sun's intensity lessens, fall is a good time to inspect the state of your wiper blades and change them if necessary.

Fully wash and wax

Summer is when nature is most active. That includes flying bugs, bird droppings, pollen, tree sap, etc. As summer closes, get a fresh start on the next season by restoring your ride to its original shine. While you're at it, why not have the inside detailed as well.

Inspect and check the battery

As the weather begins to cool down, the autumn months are a good time to take a look at your vehicle's battery. Even if you haven't noticed any operational problems, it's good to give it a physical onceover. You should inspect the battery for visible leaks, corrosion on the terminals, or loose connections. Some batteries are "maintenance-free" so there's not much to do, but you can still have it checked at a service center to ensure proper capacity.

If your ride needs service, bring it to the professionals at Burger Chrysler Jeep in Terre Haute. Whether you're due for a regular maintenance checkup or need an unexpected repair, you can trust us to get you back on the road safely and as quickly as possible.

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