There is no coincidence why April is called the National Car Care Month. April marks the end of winter ice and unsafe road conditions. As you prepare for warm-weather driving in summer, it is critical to prep your car. That means partnering with a professional auto care center to inspect various systems and components and (if need be) repair any failures.
Here’s a spring vehicle maintenance checklist to boost your vehicle performance;
Wash Your Vehicle
There’s more to washing a car for the spring season than just the aesthetics; it’s all about hedging the vehicle’s resale value. Before you embark on summer driving, find professional vehicle maintenance technicians to wash your car’s body and undercarriage. A good cleaning unveils blemishes on the car paint, which leads to corrosion. Undercarriage cleaning rids it of road salts that accumulated in winter.
Switch out Your Winter Tires
In spring, temperatures rise above five degrees, and that’s good enough for summer tires. Hence, swap out the winter tires and mount all-season tires. They offer better traction for improved vehicle handling and performance. Winter tires feature flexible treads that deliver increased traction on snow, but they are not as effective during spring.
Conduct the Necessary Fluid Flushes
Always read your vehicle manual to confirm the interval for various fluid changes. Typically, car owners need an oil change every 12,000 to 24,000 miles, although the latest models can go up to 38,000 miles without requiring a fluid change. You also need to check the transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and radiator coolant to ensure that the fluids are clean for optimum system performance.
Check the Windshield Wipers
Your windshield wipers are usually under constant operation whenever you drive in winter. As you prepare your car for spring, it would be best to replace them. It would be best if you also had the windshield fluid refilled to get the wipers functioning properly, as you’ll need them during summer thunderstorms.
Check the Brakes
By checking the brakes, you also ensure driving safety. Brake inspection involves visual assessment of the brake pads, rotors, brake lines, calipers, and brake fluid. A thorough brake inspection enables an auto care technician to pick up any hidden issues and repair them in good time to prevent costly maintenance in the future.
If you require vehicle service and maintenance for safe spring driving, we welcome you to bring your car to our auto car and repair center today.
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