Spring is a time for renewal. As the days get longer and warmer, it is a good time to get a fresh start on the year. Especially since driving through the freezing and snowy conditions of winter, it is good idea to make sure your car is ready for the season as well. The following are some tips on preparing your car for spring.
Your tires are your first contact with the road, so making sure they are in good shape is of the utmost importance. Have your tires checked, and make sure the tread is good. It is a good idea to have your tire pressures checked and set to the correct specifications. Rotating your tires will help get the best life out of them as well, and make sure none are balding on the edges or are dry rotted, as that could lead to a premature tire blowout.
Your brakes should be checked often, as they are one of the biggest safety components on your vehicle. If they are grinding, they may need to be replaced because noisy brakes may mean they are low or they are rusted. Always have a certified technician check your brakes.
Your oil should be changed every six months, regardless of how much you drive, to keep your engine running smoothly. However, your oil is not the only fluid to be concerned about. Coolant, washer fluid, brake, and transmission fluid are all vital. Have a technician check if they are low or dirty, and top them off or replace if necessary.
With the ice, snow, and salt of winter, your wipers probably got worn enough to be replaced. You could replace them yourself using the vehicle’s manual, or you could have a technician replace your wipers.
The cold temperatures of winter likely worn your battery. Now that spring is here, have your battery checked and replaced if necessary. Most auto stores offer battery inspections for free, and some will install it for free as well.
Keep the Car Clean
The snow and salt from the winter will impact your car’s exterior, so if you have not already, spring is now the time to get your car washed.
Potholes and other winter hazards can cause your tires and suspension to misalign, and when that happens, your tires start to wear, causing premature blow outs. Get a four-wheel alignment when you have your car checked out.
Check the Air Conditioner
Having your air conditioner checked is a good step to prepare for the warmer days of spring. Air conditioner repairs caught early might ease the cost. Have your technician check the air conditioner’s operation and your system’s pressure.
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