5 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Car

silver carThe spring season is just right around the corner and now is the perfect time to have your car cleaned, tuned up, and ready for heavy use the spring and summer. If you are not accustomed to living in areas in which freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are the norms, then you may not know the damage that those factors may have on your car.

1) Salt Removal:

The salt that is used to melt away ice and snow can cause serious damage to your car. The areas that are affected by the salted roads is the undercarriage of your vehicle which can rust due to the salt. Take your vehicle to a car wash that provides a thorough undercarriage wash to eliminate the leftover salt.

2) Alignment & Suspension:

Potholes can cause damage to your vehicles alignment and suspension. If you notice that your car is leaning towards one side or if the steering wheel is constantly shaking, then you may have an issue with the car’s alignment.

3) Change Oil and Check Fluids:

Spring is an ideal time to flush out your transmission fluid. We recommend that you change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Also, check your windshield wiper fluid, brake, and cooling fluid too.

4) Rotate Tires:

Check the tire pressure of your vehicle including the spare tire. The tires play a major role in your car’s ride handling, road traction, and safety. We recommend that you should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles to keep tread wear even.

5) Inspect Breaks:

Have a technician inspect your brake pads and rotors to ensure that there are no safety issues.

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