Fall Maintenance for your Hyundai

As the weather starts to shift and the leaves begin to change, making sure your Hyundai is in top shape is critical. October is car care month, and a bit of maintenance can help you avoid unexpected issues as we move into the winter. Getting an oil change may be annoying, but it's the quickest and best things you can do to keep your Hyundai clean and protect its components. Additionally, checking your tires and having them rotated or replaced can help to provide the traction needed as the weather gets colder and wet leaves pile in the streets. Here are a few tips you can use to make sure your Hyundai is ready for the fall and beyond.   

Inspect Your Car Battery 
Fall is a great time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables are snug and retighten a necessary for good contact. If your connections happen to be dirty or showing a lot of wear, have them disconnected and cleaned. If your Hyundai is going to be parked or stored for an extended period, you may want to invest in a trickle charger to keep it charged. All car batteries lose strength over time, so it's essential to be proactive in replacing your battery.   

Make Sure Your Headlights Work 
As your Hyundai ages, the headlights can become cloudy and hazy, especially if you routinely park your car outside. Clouded lenses can pose a severe threat to your safety, undermining your night vision, and reducing the effectiveness of your headlights by up to 80 percent. For a modest cost, even junkyard-ready lens covers can be made clear again by heading down to the dealership and having them cleaned or replaced.   

Check Your Tires 
Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in your tires. Monthly tread inspections can help you know when your tires need replacement. If you notice that your tires are losing tread, then its time to get them replaced. Most people buy all-season tires because it's cheaper than buying one set for the winter and another for the summer. All-season tires for your Hyundai deliver excellent, well-rounded performance but are never outstanding in any way. Winter tires tend to have exceptional snow traction but just okay braking ability on clear roads.   

Get Your Hyundai Washed and Waxed 
Autumn is a great time to get your Hyundai clean so that the winter's mess doesn't land on the top of the summer's dear mosquitoes, bird residue, and tree sap. We recommend going further than soap and water by adding car wax to keep your car looking new. Think of it as a seasonal chore to protect and beautify your vehicle. If you have a new Hyundai, then we recommend waxing it every two or three months.   

Check Your Wipers 
If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield, then it could be time to replace them. Your wipers tend to degrade quickly and need to be changed every six to twelve months. Should performance deteriorate in less time, try cleaning the blades with a paper towel and glass cleaner. Often, that can renew the blades for a few weeks or months and make them streak-free.   

Here at Central Ave Hyundai, we are here to help you with the seasonal maintenance of your Hyundai! Take your Hyundai down to the dealership this fall for maintenance on your battery or to get your oil changed. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will go over every inch of your Hyundai to make sure that it is ready for those dreaded winter months. You can schedule an appointment here on our website or come down and make one in person! We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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