Fall Maintenance for your Nissan

2019 Nissan Altima against a white background

It’s fall in Ohio. The leaves are changing, apple pie is baking, and the Browns are gearing up for another season. Fall is also a great time for vacations as many workers are taking some time off to traverse the state in search of beautiful fall foliage. Before you head out to check out the reds, yellows, and oranges of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you need to make sure your Nissan is durable enough for travel. Here are a few fall maintenance tips to make sure your car is up to par before you head out leaf-pepping.

Check Your Battery

Fall is a great time to have your Nissans battery checked, making sure your cables are snug and retighten as necessary for good contact. If your connections are dirty or have some corrosion, disconnect and clean them with a wire brush or a strong cleaning tool. Be aware that when you disconnect the battery, you may need to enter a security code for your radio and your navigation system. If your Nissan is going to be parked for an extended period, you may want to invest in a trickle charger to keep the battery charged. All batteries will lose strength over time, so if your battery needs replacing fall is a great time to head to Fred Martin Nissan to get that done.


As your Nissan ages, the headlights can become cloudy or hazy, especially if you tend to park your car outside. Clouded lenses can pose a severe threat to your safety by compromising your night vision and reducing the effectiveness of your headlights by up to 80 percent. If you need your headlights replaced head down to Fred Martin Nissan to have this taken care of before you take your Nissan on the road at night.


Proper maintenance and steady driving can maximize mileage for a set of tires. Getting monthly tread inspections can keep you up to date for when your tires need replacement. If you notice your tires have a significant reduction in the tread, then its time to get them replaced. Most people will buy all-season tires because it’s cheaper and easier than buying one set for the summer and one set for the winter. All-season tires deliver excellent and well-rounded performance and are certainly worth it if you’re looking to save a few bucks.

Wash and Wax

Fall is an excellent time to clean your car, so the winter mess doesn’t mix with the summers dead bugs and tree sap. If you want to take it a step beyond the ordinary soap and water, you get get your Nissan waxed to keep it looking new. If you choose to go that route, we recommend waxing your car every two to three months.


If your wipers are starting to leave streaks on your windshield, then you should think about replacing or cleaning them. Wipers tend to degrade quickly, so you’ll want to get them replaced every six to twelve months. If your starting to notice these streaks in less time, try cleaning the blade with a paper towel and glass cleaner. Often that will do the trick for a few more weeks or months depending on how often you use them.

If your car needs a new battery, an oil change, or something more significant this fall, then head down to Fred Martin Nissan! Our knowledgeable and well-trained technicians will go over every inch of your vehcile to make sure that it is ready to go for winter. Don’t get stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery this leaf pepping season, schedule an appointment here on our website or stop by the dealership to have your Nissan looked at today!