Spring 2022 Auto Maintenance Tips  
 

The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and you know what that means—time to break out the shorts and sunglasses! But before you hit the road for your spring adventure, make sure your vehicle is in top condition with these auto maintenance tips.

Like any machine, your car needs regular care and attention to keep it running smoothly. By taking some time now to ensure everything is in proper working order, you can avoid costly repairs or breakdowns down the road. Plus, who doesn’t love that new car feeling?

So, grab your checkbook and fit time in your schedule because it’s time for a bit of spring cleaning for your car!

Check your oil and fluids

Your car’s engine oil keeps all the moving parts lubricated and helps to cool the engine. Over time, though, the oil breaks down and becomes less effective. Depending on your vehicle and driving habits, you should change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. You should also check the levels of other fluids, such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid, and top them off as necessary.

Change your air filter

The air filter keeps harmful dirt and debris from entering your car’s engine. A dirty air filter can reduce engine performance and cause the engine to run hotter than average. You should change your air filter every 12,000 miles or as directed by your vehicle’s manufacturer.

Inspect your tires

Your car’s tires are crucial for safe driving, so keeping them in good condition is essential. First, check the tread depth and pressure of all four tires, including the spare tire. If the tread is worn down or the pressure is low, it’s time to get new tires. It would be best if you also inspect the condition of the tires for any cracks or bulges.

Test your battery

The battery is responsible for starting your car’s engine, so it’s essential to keep it in good condition. First, test the battery by starting the car and seeing if the lights come on. If they don’t, the battery may need to be replaced.

Clean and inspect your windshield wipers

Your windshield wipers are responsible for keeping your windshield clear in bad weather. Over time, though, the blades can become worn out or cracked. Clean the edges with a rag and inspect them for any damage. If they’re damaged, replace them with new ones.

Conclusion

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your car is in top condition for spring. Don’t wait until there’s a problem to take care of your car—a little preventative maintenance now can save you time and money down the road. Visit our dealership to learn more.