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3 Great Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall and Winter!

Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall and Winter in the Memphis TN Area!

The cold weather is setting in and things are starting to get a little wet and slippery out there on the road, making it hazardous for the unprepared driver. Thankfully you’re not alone in this situation and we’re here to help! We’re auto experts here at Lexus of Memphis and we’ve got some tips on how you can prepare for the coming months early. Continue reading below to see how we recommend you start your fall and winter vehicle preparations!

1. Check Your Heat System

This last summer was a hot one and so you likely haven’t thought about your vehicle’s heat system, but you should really make sure to check your heater! It might be chilly now but it’s going to get much colder as we move towards the end of the year and so you’ll want a reliable heater for those long drives. Also, sure your defroster works properly and be sure to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop or service center like ours if you notice any issues!

2. Check Your Battery

The battery is a critical part of any vehicle. If you have a bad one you can’t start and if you can’t start you’re stranded. The last thing you want to do is be stuck at a shop, in your work parking lot, or at home on the day of that critical meeting. Be sure to check your battery for signs of corrosion and poor charge levels and replace it if anything seems off. If you’re not sure how to do this just take it to a trusted mechanic or auto shop for diagnosis and or replacement.

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3. Check Your Tires

Tires can be key to keeping control on the road in any season, and especially if it’s wet and slippery out. You want to make sure that they’re inflated properly, rotated so they wear evenly, have good tread, and more! Colder weather drains a tire’s air quickly and so it’s important you keep an eye on them and touch them up as needed. Additionally, make sure you have snow tires or all-season tires if you live in an area that needs them.

Bonus Tip – Install All-Weather Floor Mats

A small bonus tip we have for you is that you invest in quality all-weather floor mats. These are long-lasting mats that protect your vehicle’s floor against snow, dirt, and grim, keeping it from staining and wear. For quality luxury vehicles like the ones here at Lexus of Memphis, we recommend high-quality mats like the ones we offer.

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These are just some of the many things you can do to prepare your vehicle for the coming cold weather. To learn more about vehicle preparation, all-weather floor mats, or to have your vehicle serviced, contact our dealership today!