The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisper, and that can only mean one thing: fall. It’s time to prepare your Jeep or truck for the season.

It may seem like a lot of work, but there are plenty of things you can do to maintain a vehicle that will last through any kind of weather!

We’ve compiled a list of 5 tips to help you get your vehicle ready for autumn. Check them out below!

1. Get Ready for Wet Weather

As the weather changes in comes the rain. The most obvious thing to make sure is in working order is your wiper blades.

Make sure they’re in good condition and not smearing the water everywhere! And, if it’s been a while since you replaced them with new ones, now is a great time to do so. You’ll thank yourself when you see all that dirt on your windshield disappear under a clean streak of rubber (or silicone).

2. Protect your Interiors

Gray eco leather car seat covers for protection

As the Weather changes the amount of Mud that’s being tracked increases, it’s important to protect your interior by installing seat covers. This will help keep the seats clean and prevent any damage from happening simply because you got a little dirty at the job site. Not to mention the times that you get muddy on purpose, after all, what’s the point of having a jeep if you don’t get muddy every once in a while.

3. Protect your Belongings

Your interiors are not the only thing that needs protecting. If you are used to keeping belongings in the bed of your truck then you may want to start investing in a toolbox. This will help keep your belongings safe and dry, no matter what the weather conditions are.

4. Add Lighting

Off road jeep with lots of lights in the midst of the dark at night

As the days start to get shorter and the sun goes down earlier, it’s important to make sure that you have proper lighting. A simple upgrade will help your visibility when driving at night time or in bad weather conditions like foggy mornings.

5. Check your Battery

As the weather gets colder this can harm your battery and make it less efficient in providing power to start your vehicle on cold days. Before you know it, winter will be here and it’s not fun trying to get a car to jump on a cold day.

The best way to avoid this is by checking up on our battery in the fall and making sure that there are no signs of corrosion.

In recap, this fall makes sure that you:

  1. Check Your Wiper Blades
  2. Protect your interiors from Mud
  3. Have Waterproof storage
  4. Add Lighting or Clean Headlights
  5. Check your Battery

Bring your jeep or truck into Truckin Thunder and let us give you a hand with any of these steps or more!

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