Daylight Saving Time kicks off this weekend! On Saturday night, be sure to turn your clocks back one hour (and take a moment to thank whoever invented daylight saving time for that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning) to get in the swing of things. However, changing the clocks isn’t the only thing you need to do to prep for the time change… is your vehicle ready to take on the new schedule as well? Our Orlando auto service can get it prepped and ready in no time, so let’s look more closely at some of the car maintenance you might want to schedule before the days get shorter.
What type of car care should you schedule before the time change?
Headlight service: The days are going to be getting a lot shorter, so you need your headlights to be in top-notch condition. Remember, you may be driving to and from work in the dark every day! Have our auto service techs at Toyota of Orlando take a peek at your headlights to ensure the bulbs are shining brightly and that the headlight casings are clear so light can escape through them. If your headlights aren’t in the greatest shape, we offer affordable headlight restoration to get you where you need to be!
Brake service: Driving at night means more hazards are going to be possible in your path, like animals crossing the road or other elements that necessitate sudden stops. That’s why Orlando brake service is a must as the days get shorter! Our auto service center will inspect your entire braking system including lines, brake pads, rotors, etc. to make sure all parts are in good condition and don’t need to be repaired or replaced. Schedule your appointment today!
Tire service: Brakes and tires go hand in hand; when you hit the brakes, you want your tires to be able to grip the road properly so you come to a stop instead of sliding. Our Toyota of Orlando service center can make sure that’s within your reach! They’ll check your tires to ensure they’re inflated to the right level, as well as check the wear and tear of each tire to ensure they’re in good condition and have enough tread to grip the road properly. Schedule tire service so you’re ready to hit the road no matter the time of day!
Let Toyota of Orlando get your car ready for shorter, darker days!
Here are a few other things you’ll want to take into consideration before you take to the roads after Daylight Saving Time:
- Interior lights – are they all working as they should to illuminate the interior of your cabin as needed?
- Windshield wipers – you want them in good working order so the combination of rain and dim lighting doesn’t put you in harm’s way
- A/C and heat – make sure your A/C, heat, and defroster are all working well… Florida weather is unpredictable in the winter!
Ready to hit the road? Schedule affordable auto service today at Toyota of Orlando – we’re open seven days a week with the longest hours in Central Florida to meet all of your needs. Call us at (866) 945-0493!