Fall is right around the corner, and that means a new season for your car as well! How do you prepare your vehicle for the fall weather? Here is all you need to know on how to get your car ready for this new season and all that fall brings to your driving conditions and vehicle. Along with some car cleaning tips, here is some of our top car maintenance advice for fall!

-Fall cleanup

While you’re cleaning out your house and closet for fall weather, why not do the same with your vehicle? You do spend a lot of time in the car over the course of your life. Clean out your car from the inside out by vacuuming, washing your windows, waxing, cleaning your tires, etc.! These will mostly bring you peace of mind in this transition season to fall and give your car a head start.


This upcoming fall weather season is a great time to check your battery! No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road due to a dead battery. Make sure the terminals and cables are snug, and tighten if needed. If you don’t know how to do this properly, visit your local automotive shop. They have mechanics who can check your battery and let you know if anything needs to be replaced or repaired further.


You may ask, “Why do your wipers matter?” With the transition from summer to fall, you may need to replace or clean them for the new season! Wipers degrade really quickly and usually need to be changed every 6 to 12 months. Get new wipers to get a streak free windshield this fall!


Check your tires for fall weather! You want to make sure to check your tire tread to see if it is at least 1/8 of an inch. If you notice it’s less, you will want to consider getting new ones! If you are considering getting winter tires, fall is a great time to start shopping for them. Also, check with your local automotive tire shop to see what tires are best for your vehicle this fall.

We hope these car maintenance tips and advice have given you some good pointers on how to take care of your car this fall. The more you maintain in each season, the better condition your car will be in for other seasons. Investing time and money now and not procrastinating will save you in the long run. So get started while you can before the busy holiday season.

We at Harris Automotive believe in quality car service and have a great team of mechanics located in Westerville and Blacklick, Ohio. If you are in the area and are looking for a full service repair shop, we are here for you! Stop by one of our shops with

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