Soon enough, the weather will be a bit chillier here in Toronto. Now is the perfect time to check in on the health of your vehicle. Here are some autumn car care tips for your Jeep® to ensure it runs smoothly in the changing seasons.
Test the battery
Extreme heat can deteriorate the strength of a vehicle’s battery, much like extreme cold. Check under the hood for any signs of corrosion on the battery terminals and clean those off safely. You should also perform a health test on the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. If you’re not sure how to do this, bring your Jeep® to our knowledgeable team at Downtown CDJR.
Check the tires
Leaves, rain, and snow all make roads slippery. The tires of your Jeep® ensure that you have enough traction to get through all of that. Check the air pressure of the tires to see if they are over- or underinflated. Either issue can cause problems, so you’ll want to be sure that you’re adhering to the manufacturer’s suggested air pressure.
Replace the windshield wipers
After sitting in the sun, your Jeep®’s windshield wipers might be dried out and cracked. If you notice any tears or rips in the rubber pieces that touch the windshield, you will want to have those replaced as soon as possible. Leaving worn down windshield wipers attached could eventually scratch the windshield glass and create poor visibility when it rains.
Here at Downtown CDJR, our goal is to make sure you’re ready for anything that comes your way when you’re driving in your vehicle. Stop by and see us in Toronto for any questions you may have or for any of these maintenance issues.