The weather has been quite unpredictable this winter season, and it may be hard to picture right now, but spring is right around the corner! This means it’s time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for warmer weather.
It’s no secret that winter can be brutal on your car, and this year was especially bad in many parts of the country. Whether you live in an area where the winter season brings cold temperatures, or you’ve traveled to an area with colder temperatures, the cold climate and harsh road conditions take a serious toll on your ride! Right now is the time to take care of some basic maintenance issues before they turn into expensive and dangerous problems.
Below is a list of things that you should have checked now by our Service Team, and take care of before spring is here and any unknown issues become worse!
Check your wheel alignment. Proper wheel alignment allows your car to handle properly.
Check your tire tread. It’s important to make sure that you have adequate tire tread, and that the wear is even.
Check your clutch. If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, a properly working clutch is obviously very important!
Make sure your battery is strong. Your battery can deteriorate very quickly if you live in a harsh climate, becoming much less reliable as a consequence.
Spark Plugs. Worn-out spark plugs can drastically reduce your fuel efficiency.
Top off your coolant. As temperatures rise, it’s important to make sure your car’s engine is getting adequately cooled.
Check your brakes. Before taking long road trips during the spring and summer, make sure your car has enough remaining brake life.
Spring cleaning! Clean and vacuum the inside of your car. Cold weather has likely led to a buildup of gunk and miscellaneous items that you promised you’d clean once the weather got warmer. Also, don’t forget to give the outside of your car a solid cleaning too!
If you want to have a post-winter check-up on your car, click here to schedule an appointment with our Service Department online!
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