Fall Maintenance for Your Vehicle
Summer has already come to a close in Olympia and those cooler temperatures are setting in. With all the excitement that fall brings, one thing you shouldn’t forget about is your vehicle! Fall maintenance is important in keeping your car running for all those busy fall activities, and in helping to prepare you for the fast-approaching winter. The service team here at Capitol City Honda is ready to get your vehicle prepped for fall. Here are some items you should consider getting checked to get your vehicle fall-ready:
If you’re not already doing regular inspections on the tread of your tires, now is a good time to do it! A common trick is to place a penny head first into a few tread grooves across your tire. If you can always see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head, your treads are worn down and should be replaced. If Lincoln’s head is covered, then you probably don’t need new tires. If you’re unsure, a member of our service team would be happy to inspect your tires for you and advise you on choosing a new set if needed.
This is something that’s often overlooked, but make sure to replace or clean your windshield wipers if needed. Wipers usually don’t last more than 6 months to a year, so if they’re starting to smear or streak, it’s probably time to get a new pair. If it hasn’t been that long, sometimes wiping off the blade with a paper towel and some glass cleaner can do the trick. Our parts department would be happy to assist you with ordering new windshield wipers for your vehicle.
This is perhaps the most important component to get checked! You definitely don’t want any brake failure on the road, no matter what season it is. Make sure your brake pads aren’t worn down by visiting our service department.
When the weather changes, it can take a toll on your vehicle’s battery. Bring your battery into Capitol City Honda so we can run a battery test and let you know whether or not it’s nearing the end of its life. By doing so, you’ll avoid getting stranded on the road with a dead car battery this fall and winter.