Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Spring maintenance is essential for your car after those long, cold winter months. Getting your checklist ready can help in priming your vehicle for the warmer winter months. That said, there are many items to check for, and below are just a few.

You should begin your list with a general safety inspection. From there, the mechanic can check your brakes, your turn signals, and your headlights. They can even check your fluids and top them off or change them if necessary. Your tires should be checked for good tread and to see if they have the correct psi. If the psi is below normal, all that is needed is to top off the air.

An oil change is vital to the life of your engine. Good oil keeps all engine parts properly lubricated and in good working order. It also removes dirt, grime, and other harmful toxins from your engine to prevent corrosion from taking place. Getting a filter change can maximize the positive impact of an oil change.

It's a good idea to have your battery tested as well. Harsh winter weather impacts car battery performance due to the fact that it causes the chemicals to slow down in terms of reaction. Likewise, the oncoming summer months can impact your battery. Heat increases corrosion and will result in the loss of those essential chemicals. In some cases, this warrants a replacement.

Replacing your wiper blades and refilling windshield wiper fluid helps you see clearer even in the worst of bad weather conditions. Snow impacts wear and tear on your blades, so having your mechanic check them for holes and cracks is a big plus. There are some instances where replacing them is necessary, and that is something your mechanic can do for you.

The winter months can leave your AC dormant, so getting it checked can make a difference. If it keeps on blowing out hot air, odds are that it just needs to be recharged. Throwing this in on top of the above items will get you ready for summertime travel. If you want to get your vehicle ready for the warmer months, simply call or visit our repair shop today!