With extreme temperatures and a significant temperature difference between seasons being some of the greatest threats to vital components with relatively short service lives, we know the value of preparing your vehicle for the fall with fall preparation maintenance at Happy Hyundai. We have important fall maintenance tips for you to help keep your vehicle at its best when fall arrives, and we offer many routine maintenance services essential for preparing your Hyundai for the fall. We invite you to review our recommendations for fall vehicle preparation and to schedule maintenance at our service department in Oak Lawn, IL if you could use professional assistance.
Having your coolant fluid flushed out and replaced is extremely important when heading into fall weather. Coolant removes rust and scale deposits that build up over time (especially in the summer months). Without clean coolant fluid you will be looking at your vehicle overheating, which will cost you much more than if our technicians simply conducted a coolant flush service.
If we could make a recommendation for your Hyundai’s fall preparation, it would be a multi-point vehicle inspection by a certified technician that knows it inside and out and has Hyundai’s inspection checklist for your model. A multi-point inspection will eliminate any worry you have about a vehicle’s overall condition and provide you with an accurate assessment of all primary systems and components.
Ensuring that your vehicle’s tires are in good condition entering colder weather is considered best-practice tire maintenance because you will want sufficient tread depth in adverse weather and slippery conditions. Tire inspections at Happy Hyundai are completed by a certified technician that assesses for rapid wear, measures tread depth, and checks inflation pressures.
The average auto battery will only last for a few years at peak performance. Extreme temperatures with significant average daily temperature change between seasons wreak havoc on auto batteries. It is an excellent idea to get a battery inspection and testing service in the fall. Our certified technician will inspect the battery for bloating, fluid leaking, and disfiguration before performing two electrical tests to verify sufficient reserve capacity and cold-cranking amps. Failing any portion of the inspection and testing will demand a battery replacement to restore specifications.
Since your windshield wipers have worked extra hard this summer clearing rain during thunderstorms and have faced extreme heat almost every day in Illinois, you will want to ensure that they are in excellent condition and clearing the windshield as expected for fall. Our certified technician can inspect your blades and install a pair of genuine OEM blades to restore peak visibility and safety while driving.
Illinois can experience sub-zero temperatures in fall, so ensuring that your Hyundai’s heating unit is in good condition for fall is the best way to know that your heater and defrost will properly work when you need them most. Beyond the safety that heaters and defrosters provide, we will also check the seat warmers and steering wheel warmers to protect your driving comfort in cold weather.