Get your Vehicle Ready for Fall: 5 Top Tips

Dog riding in car to tire shop in the fall

Get your Vehicle Ready for Fall: 5 Top Tips

Are you ready for the fall season? Here are some top tips to be sure your vehicle is ready…

  1. Check your tires. Make sure your tires have the proper tread depth and are properly inflated. You may also want to consider rotating your tires if it’s been a while since you’ve done so.
  2. Change your wiper blades. Worn wiper blades can make it difficult to see in the rain or snow. Replace your wiper blades every year or sooner if they’re starting to streak or chatter.
  3. Inspect your lights. Make sure all of your lights are working properly, including your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and fog lights. If your headlights are cloudy, you may want to have them restored.
  4. Check your fluids. Make sure your car has the proper levels of oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. You may also want to have your car’s fluids flushed at this time.
  5. Get an oil change. An oil change is a good way to keep your engine running smoothly and prevent wear and tear. Have your car’s oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or according to your owner’s manual.

In addition to these tips, you may also want to:

  • Clean and wax your car to protect it from the elements.
  • Inspect your brakes and replace them if necessary.
  • Check your battery and make sure it has a good charge.
  • Stow an emergency kit in your car, including a flashlight, flares, first-aid kit, and blanket.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your car is ready for the fall weather and beyond.

Here are some additional tips that you may find helpful:

  • If you live in an area with snow, you may want to consider getting snow tires.
  • Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared for winter driving conditions.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to get your car serviced.

By taking care of your car now, you can help prevent problems down the road. Find the tire shop nearest you to get your vehicle ready to roll into the fall season.


Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated commercial tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. McCarthy Tire has 70+ service locations and 14 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States.

McCarthy Tire is the 5th largest independent commercial tire dealer and the 7th largest retread tire manufacturer in North America, offering tire sales and service for commercial trucks, industrial equipment, off-the-road (OTR) vehicles, agricultural and forestry equipment, commercial fleet services, truck mechanical services, 24-hour commercial roadside assistance, retread manufacturing, and automotive mechanical services and repairs.

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