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Tips for Fall Car Care

Fall is a busy time of the year and fall 2020 is no exception. Perhaps your kids are doing a mixture of in-person and online learning or maybe you’re still working from home due to the pandemic. Regardless of how little or how much you are using your car these days, be sure you’re still giving it the care it needs.

1. Headlight care

As the days get shorter and weather conditions such as fog become more common, it’s important that your headlights and taillights are in good working condition. If your headlights are looking cloudy or dirty, you should clean them so that they shine brightly when you’re driving. Don’t try to DIY your own cleaner, however, as this might damage your lights. Buy a headlight cleaner instead, and make sure you use the proper cleaning techniques.

2. Smart parking

If you’ve ever parked your car under trees in the fall, you’ve probably learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea. Fall leaves are not as much of a concern as sap, acorns, and falling branches are. Whenever you can, park your car away from trees to protect your windows, exterior, and paint from damage.

3. Heating system test

As the weather changes, you want to double-check that your car is able to defrost properly and that the heat works. Test the heating system before the coldest weather of the season arrives, so that you have plenty of time to get it fixed if it’s not working properly.

Remember, the more regularly you maintain your vehicle, the better it will serve you!

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