Autumn Vehicle Maintenance Kenosha WI

car driving along tree-lined highway during autumn

Although there’s never a bad time to make sure you’re up-to-date on your automotive maintenance, a change in seasons is the perfect opportunity to get your car serviced. Each new season, you’ll want to make sure your car is all set to take on the next part of the year. As we near the end of summer, we wanted to take a moment to talk through some Autumn maintenance you can do on your vehicle.

On top of clearing out some of your summer clutter, doing car maintenance in the fall helps prepare your vehicle for the winter. Some might say that’s too early, but we disagree. It’s never to early to start preparing for the cold winter months, especially when it concerns the safety of your passengers and the performance of your vehicle. We invite you to learn more about what we recommend for your Autumn vehicle maintenance before making an appointment with our service team here at Palmen Auto Stores in Kenosha, WI.


mechanic inspecting tire and wheel of car

Preparing Your Vehicle for Cold Weather

It’s no secret that our area gets cold in the winter. In fact, it could start cooling off any day now. That’s the last thing you want to hear, we know. But it’s worth mentioning if it gets you to start preparing your car (and life) for the cold! Here’s some of the routine maintenance we recommend getting done in Autumn:

  • Change your engine oil and filter
  • Rotate your tires and check tread depth
  • Replace your windshield wiper blades
  • Top off your coolant and wiper fluid
  • Check your brakes
  • Inspect and test your battery
  • Check the lights and replace any bulbs
  • Consider getting winter tires (but don’t put them on until it gets closer to winter)

If you have any questions about Autumn vehicle maintenance or would like to get it taken care of right away, we invite you to schedule a service appointment with our team at Palmen Auto Stores!