Halloween is just around the corner! Do you have spooktacular plans for the evening? Here at Toyota of Orlando, we know it’s a big night to be out and about, whether you’re collecting candy or showing off your costume at a Halloween party. You definitely want to make the most of it, as it’s one night only! However, part of having a frightastic Halloween means making sure your car is up to the job. That’s where our Orlando Toyota service center comes into play; we have simple, affordable tips to get your car prepped and ready for ghoulish adventures all around town. Check out our top five suggestions!
#1: Get your brakes checked. Scheduling routine Orlando brake service is important for your car’s health overall, but you especially want your brakes to be in top-notch condition on this fright-filled evening! There’s a lot of foot traffic on Halloween night with trick-or-treaters and partygoers out and about, so if you’re driving in a suburban or urban area you need to be able to come to a complete stop quickly in case someone steps in your path. Our Toyote service techs here at Toyota of Orlando can inspect your entire braking system in no time.
#2: Inspect your headlights. Most of the spooky activities you do on Halloween start at sunset, which means you could be spending part of your evening driving in dim lighting conditions or even in the dark. Our Orlando Toyota service techs recommend having your headlights checked out to ensure they’re shining as brightly as they should be and can properly illuminate your path, as well as pick out ghouls and goblins that might be crossing the street in front of you. We offer affordable headlight restoration at our service center!
#3: Schedule tire service. Part of being able to come to a complete and safe stop means having tires that properly grip the road. If your tires don’t have enough traction or aren’t inflated to the proper level, they won’t be able to do this! That’s why it’s important to have Orlando tire service as part of your car care routine; our techs can check the tread wear and PSI on your tires. And don’t forget, tires that aren’t inflated properly also cut into your fuel efficiency, which means your day-after-Halloween-candy fund will be depleted more quickly than you’d like!
#4: Have all bulbs checked (especially turn signals). Part of being safe when there are a lot of cars on the road and a lot of pedestrians walking around is letting them know your movements; this is why brake lights and turn signals should be in good condition. Little witches and werewolves will be able to better anticipate where you’re headed and get out of the way if they see movements indicated by your lights. Have our Orlando auto service techs give your bulbs a once-over before you head out!
#5: Make sure your windshield wipers work. We HOPE that we don’t get any thunderstorms or rain clouds on the big night, but just in case we do, make sure your car is ready. You’ll want working windshield wipers that completely clear the glass of water (rather than smearing it around or leaving streaks). This will ensure you have top visibility for anything that might cross your path on All Hallow’s Eve!
Need to schedule car service before Halloween gets here? We’re open seven days a week at (866) 945-0493!