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5 Car Care Tips for Spring

Ever thought about why April was set aside as a car care month? After your car has survived some corrosive road salt, harsh weather, and cold temperatures, it will need some specialized care. So as you say bye to winter, you can have a safe car to drive in the warmer weather. Here are five car care tips for spring.

1. Check Your Battery

Your battery could be dead after winter, so you have to check whether it's alive or not. With a dead battery, your car won't be able to start. That's why you need to check it and test whether it's still working.

If the battery needs charging, well and good. You can organize to have it charged. In some cases, you may notice that the battery needs replacement. That will force you to buy a new battery.

2. Schedule For Oil Filter And Oil Change

Oil filters ensure that the oil that runs in your engine is clean. This will protect your engine from any damage that can be caused by dirty oil. So, if your filter can not perform well, there's no need to have it in your engine. It has to go. If the filter is ok, but the oil itself is contaminated, you must change the oil.

3. Check The Wipers

Check whether your windshield wipers are working perfectly. If you've been using them to wipe snow, the blades might have worn out. So, you need to check the blades and also the wiper fluid. A dirty windshield will reduce your visibility, which is not good when on the highway.

4. Check Car Tire Tread And Pressure

Check your tire treads if they are in good condition. Worn-out tires are dangerous to drive, particularly on slippery roads, because they don't prove sufficient grip. You can cause an accident that can destroy your car and injure you or other road users. It's also important to check your car tire pressure. Your car's manual has recommended pressure for your tires. Make sure the pressure matches the recommended value.

5. Check The Lights

Lights are also crucial for your safety on the road and that of your fellow road users. That's why you need to check and test all the lights your vehicle has. If you have any burnt or broken bulbs, have them replaced.

If you need help getting your vehicle ready for the spring months, we invite you to bring it into our auto repair shop today!