4 Tricks on How to Maintain Your Vehicle During the Spring
1. Inspect brakes
I won't tell you how important it is to have perfectly working brakes, and after the harsh winter weather, you should have them checked before heading out on the road. Here are a few signs that you should also keep an eye out for: One of the troublesome signs could be a screeching high-pitched sound when you are applying the brakes or brakes that are not as responsive as they should be. If you notice one of those cases you should take your car to the mechanic and have them inspect your brakes.
2. Rotate tires and check air pressure
Since tires can wear out if you do not take care of them, and replacing them is quite costly, you should have your tires’ air pressure checked along with having them rotated at an auto shop, in order to make sure you get the most use out of them. Doing that during the spring is a great idea since you will probably be heading out on some vacation soon.
3. Change oil and check fluids
Your vehicle has a lot of fluids running through it to make sure everything works properly, amongst some of them are: engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and many more. Having those fluids checked after the winter is of vital importance, especially when it comes to the engine coolant, after all, warmer weather means hotter car.
4. Check alignment and suspension
As we previously mentioned, winter can have dire effects on your vehicle, so to make sure that you are getting back on the road in top shape you should have a specialist check the alignment and the suspension of your car. Some signs that might indicate something is wrong are the following: you notice the car pulls to one side or you sense vibrations from the steering wheel as you drive.
If you follow this simple list you are guaranteed a smooth drive all throughout spring.