Spring Car Care


As spring blossoms and the weather takes a turn for the better, it’s the perfect time to show some love to your four-wheeled companion. April is designated as Car Care  Month, a reminder for car owners to perform essential maintenance and ensure their vehicles are ready for the upcoming adventures. 


Spring Cleaning for Your Car: Just like your home, your car deserves a good spring cleaning. Removing the winter grime, salt, and debris from both the exterior and interior. A good wash and wax not only enhances the appearance of the vehicle but also protects the paint from the elements. 


Check Your Fluids: April is an excellent time to check and top up essential fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. Regular fluid maintenance helps ensure optimal engine performance and prevents costly repairs down the road.


Inspect Tires: Give your tires some attention by checking the tread depth, tire pressure, and overall condition. Properly inflated and well-maintained tires contribute to better fuel economy, handling, and overall safety. Consider rotating your tires and scheduling a professional alignment if needed. 


Braking System Inspection: The braking system is important for your safety. Inspect the brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid levels. If you notice any unusual noises or a decrease in braking fluid efficiency, contact us for a comprehensive brake inspection.


Suspension & Steering: Smooth driving requires a well- functioning suspension and steering system. Look for signs of wear or damage in the shocks, struts, and springs. Addressing any issues will help improve ride comfort and handling. 


Battery Check: Cold temperature can take a toll on your car’s battery. Test the battery’s charge and inspect the terminals for corrosion. If your battery is more than three years old, consider replacing it preventatively to avoid unexpected breakdowns. 


Air Filter Replacement: A clean air filter is essential for efficient engine performance and fuel economy. Check the air filter and replace if it appears dirty or clogged. 


Lights & Wipers: Ensure all exterior lights are working correctly, including headlights, brake lights, and turn signals. Additionally, check the condition of your windshield wipers and replace them if they are showing signs of wear. Improved visibility is crucial for safe driving.  


April Car Care Month provides an opportunity to invest a little time and effort in maintaining your vehicle. By following these tips, you can revitalize your ride, ensuring it’s not only reliable but also ready for the road ahead. A well-maintained car not only performs better but also enhances safety and longevity. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your cleaning supplies, and give your vehicle the attention it deserves this April. Call us at any of our three locations for vehicle inspections; we are your one stop shop! 


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