Fall is one of the most fantastic times of the year. For southerners, that first crisp Fall morning means a break from the heat and humidity. But, of course, it also means the start of football season and other fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. But Fall is not just filled with apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes—it can also mean it’s time for a vehicle maintenance check.

After the long summer, your car is probably pretty worn out. Blasting the A/C and taking long summer road trips can put wear and tear on your vehicle. So, if you want to make it to all those Fall football tailgates, you probably want to give your car some TLC.

Here are a few items you may want to have checked at your local auto repair facility for the upcoming season.

Wiper Blades

Fall means rain and lots of it. So stay safe on the roads by getting fresh new wiper blades this season.


On that first chilly morning, you will wish you got your car heater fixed last winter. But, even if it’s still warm outside, it doesn’t hurt to ensure your heater is in top condition for when it gets cold.


As the weather begins to cool, flat tires are more prevalent. It is a good idea to plug any holes or fix any leaks in your tires in preparation for the season ahead. You should also check the tread on your tires in case of any late Fall snow or ice.


Getting an oil change any time of year is a good idea, especially when it gets cold outside. Cold weather can cause oil to become thicker and not flow properly. An oil change can remedy this issue.

Fall vehicle maintenance may take some time on the front end, but it is worth it to prevent a broken wiper blade, faulty heater, flat tire, or, worse yet, an overheated engine. Stop into Dr. Automotive to ask what other checks we can perform to keep your vehicle on the road this Fall.