Fall Service Checklist

Fall is here and that means that harsh winter weather is not far off. It is a good idea to set aside one season a year to do a deep dive into your car’s health, and fall is one of the best times to do this. By taking your car in to be serviced now, you can easily avoid unnecessary winter accidents and roadside breakdowns. If it has been over a few months since you last had your car serviced, bring your car into your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today. Our team of experience and certified service technicians and expert tire technicians will help get your car in perfect condition before the winter weather hits.


The heat of summer can do a number on your battery’s functionality. Just like how the summer heat affects us, our car’s battery can get dehydrated. Being out in the hot sun all day can cause the fluids in your car’s battery to evaporate and cause it to malfunction. Pair this with the fact that cold weather can cause your battery to struggle to start up, and you could find yourself stuck on the side of the road this fall or, worse, during the cold winter months ahead. If you aren’t sure how your battery is holding up, come into your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers for a quick and easy battery charge test.


Few parts of your car are more important than your brakes. The weather change that comes with fall can create some moderate road hazards, but nothing like the hazards that come along with wintertime. The only way to make sure that your brakes will make it through the cold winter is to have your brake pads checked by a specialist before the bad weather hits.

Heater and defroster

It may not be cold yet, but now’s the time to get ahead of any potential heater or defroster issues with your vehicle. At Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, our team of expertly trained, experienced, and certified service technicians can resolve heater and defroster malfunctions of any kind to be sure your windshield is crystal clear this fall and winter long.


In many states, it is illegal to have malfunctioning headlights in the rain or snow. You can easily save yourself time and money this year by getting your lights changed before they go out. If you are noticing your lights dimming or starting to lose their strength, bring your car in today to make sure you vehicle lights are working optimal and you have maximum illumination when driving on potentially hazardous roads this fall and winter.


Depending on what kind of vehicle you drive, it is generally recommended that you change the oil every 3,000-5,000 miles. For most people that means that, if you get your oil changed in the fall, you won’t have to worry about it again until the spring or even the summer. Make sure to always change your oil on time as old oil can cause expensive repairs and engine rebuilds.

Windshield Wipers

There are few better ways to ensure that you can see clearly than by changing out your windshield wipers. You know that you need to change your wiper blades if you are experiencing any streaking, squeaking, or breaks in the rubber on your wiper blades themselves. You can easily get all of this checked and much more with a quick trip to your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers! Our expert staff of certified service technicians will install the best  replacement parts at competitive prices you will appreciate. When it comes to your car, light truck, van, SUV, or CUV, never settle for second best. Trust the expert team of tire and service professionals here at Dobbs for all your car care needs.