I think this summer was one of the busiest and hottest summers on the Cape that I can remember in a long time. Once July 4th hit then the air conditioning was on most of the time. Wether it is your house or car the ac system should be serviced yearly. In the colder months following the summer, animals gather debris such as fabric, leaves and nuts and camp out in your heater/ ac vents. We found many large nest located in the blower motor, air filter and cabin filters this summer. Now that summer is over it is a good idea to have the filters check and replaced if needed. If the animal does not leave the vent system it dies and causes a bad smell coming from the vents. This is unhealthy for you and your passengers.
If you did not have your filters changed prior to summer then Fall is a great time to have them replaced. An inspection of the vents and blower motor should be checked before you turn the car's heater on.
Fall is also a great time to replace wiper blades that were baking in the hot summer heat and inspection of the tire tread to make sure you won't have issues with hydroplaning during a heavy rain storm. It is better to have these items inspected and replaced before your Fall foliage vacation. Good bye summer of 2018.