Fall is only a few days away! Routine car maintenance is important year-round, but it’s especially important to keep in mind as the temperature begins to cool down and we enter the home stretch toward winter.  With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the most important maintenance tasks you should have on your radar as we change seasons.

Heating Maintenance

We still have a few more weeks of warm weather to enjoy here in Maryland, but the transition to colder mornings and evenings will be upon us in just a few weeks’ time. If you suspect your heating system may have a few gremlins, now is the perfect time to sort them out before the cold weather hits the Frederick, MD area. Don’t get caught shivering throughout your commute!


During any change of season, it’s always a good idea to assess the current state of your vehicle’s tires. If it’s been a while since your last tire maintenance, chances are you can benefit from at least one of the following services:

  • New tire installation
  • Tire alignment. Resets the tires back to the center of the wheel well for improved ride quality and better performance in inclement weather.
  • Tire rotation. Guarantees even wear across all four of your tires.

Oil Changes

The last thing anyone needs on a cold fall or winter morning is an unexpected breakdown. Luckily, a fresh oil change can help situate you for reliable commuting all throughout the upcoming colder seasons. After the service, you can expect your car to start up promptly and get up to speed seamlessly with well lubricated engine parts.

Brake Inspection

Stopping power notably worsens in inclement weather, even for the world’s highest performing cars. As such, it’s worth taking steps to ensure your vehicle is prepared to offer you the best possible braking performance with fresh brake pads as we move into fall and winter.

Battery Inspection and/or Replacement

Colder weather is known for adding extra strain on car batteries. When you take your car into a professional like Churchill Auto Care, we can inspect the battery life along with its cables and terminals to give you an accurate idea of whether replacement is needed for a safe, reliable winter.

Schedule Your Preventative Car Maintenance with Churchill Auto Care

If you are unsure whether your car is ready for maintenance, give us a call! We offer excellent service at a fair price for all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs.  To schedule an appointment, please visit our site, give us a call, or text us at (301) 620-7620.

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