Fall Car Maintenance

car maintenance

Always check your car’s battery

With the hustle of the start of the school year, most people’s schedules are about to get a lot busier. But, as always, it’s important to remember to take care of your car in the midst of it all. Use these car maintenance tips from Lewis Nissan to get you and your car ready for the fall season.

Tires

The condition of your tires is largely responsible for how efficiently your car is performing as well as for how safely it can drive in inclement weather. That being said, the beginning of fall is a good time to give your tires a closer look before the cold weather rolls in. Check to see that the tread isn’t too worn and that there are no visible signs of wear, like bumps or cracks. If you really want to play it safe, bring your car in to have a professional take a look and give your tires a rotation.

Wipers

Fall tends to bring a lot of rain along with it, as well as fog, frost, and even snow. Be ready for the weather by replacing your wiper blades. It’s easy, inexpensive to do, and will make a huge difference when it comes to visibility.

Battery

An old battery can sometimes work fine in mild weather, but once it starts to get cold it may have trouble starting. Get your battery checked now so that you can replace it if it’s time. Otherwise, you may be stuck needing a jump unexpectedly.

Don’t’ forget to check out our other seasonal car maintenance tips and visit our DIY tips for year-round services!

Fall Traditions to Start This Year

fall traditions

Summer is often filled with pool time, beach vacations, and cookouts. But what about fall? As the cooler season approaches, consider starting some new fall traditions that you and your family can look forward to every year.

Camping

Car camping is a great way to spend quality time with the family. When you spend a few days out in nature, you’re forced to take a break from phones, computers, and televisions. Many of the vehicles at Lewis Nissan are perfect for camping, or even towing your own camper; so pack up your tent, your snacks, and your favorite ghost stories and enjoy a few nights under the stars.

Apple Picking

If summer is for picking berries, fall is perfect for picking apples. Find a local orchard and spend an afternoon collecting crisp apples. Then, take the evening to bake a pie together, or have apple French toast for breakfast.

Pumpkin Carving

This is a classic fall tradition that everyone can enjoy. Stores offer plenty of carving kits this time of year that makes it easy to create a masterpiece.

Bonfires

If you live in a place where it’s possible, a bonfire is another great way to pull the family away from the normal routine and enjoy the crisp weather. Cook dinner over the fire, sip on hot chocolate, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy some intimate conversation together.

If you’re itching to drive out a bit to do any of these, drive safely and be sure to check out which Nissan vehicles are best for your family with our team!