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Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Maintenance, Tips | 0 comments

Get Your Car Ready for Warm Weather with Spring Car Maintenance

Get Your Car Ready for Warm Weather with Spring Car Maintenance

With winter behind us and spring in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before summer comes around, which means your car will be working hard battling the heat and traffic of summer driving. Plus, if you just went through a harsh winter you need to do quite a bit to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer. That’s why spring car maintenance is crucial to making sure your automobile is ready to handle summer driving conditions.

Here is some spring car maintenance you can perform on your vehicle to make sure it’s delivering peak performance:

  • Change your oil – If you haven’t changed your oil in a while it would be a good idea to do so to get rid of the old oil and any particles that might have been collected.
  • Check your air conditioning - As we know, summer months can bring extremely hot temperatures and certainly you’ll want to stay cool and comfortable while driving in your car. That being said, you should have a certified technician check your air conditioning to make sure everything is working properly. If something is wrong you need to make sure to get it fixed immediately.
  • Check your cooling system - The last thing you want is for your car to overheat, so it’s important to check your cooling system to make sure nothing is wrong. Make sure that you have enough coolant in there so your car doesn’t overheat.
  • Check your windshield wipers and wiper fluid - Check your windshield wipers and make sure that they’re not worn, especially if you had to use them frequently throughout the winter. If the blades are worn, get them replaced so that you can see clearly. Also, check your wiper fluid level and refill if you need to.
  • Check your tires - If you haven’t rotated your tires in while, you’ll want to get that done too. It’s suggested to do this every 5,000 miles or so. Also check the tire pressure of each tire and make sure they aren’t too worn down.

Some of this maintenance you can do on your own and is fairly simple, while some requires a professional. Feel free to stop by any of your area car dealerships and have their service center give your vehicle a thorough examination.

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