Spring inspections help maintain the efficiency of your vehicle. If you ever notice anything out of the norm, make sure to contact us. There are several things you should do during spring inspections with your vehicle. These can help improve the reliability of the vehicle as well.
Checking the tires
Inspecting the tires is important no matter the season. They should be checked to ensure they have the correct air pressure. This should also include the spare tire. It is recommended that the tires are rotated as well.
Make sure to replace the windshield wipers as well. Winter weather can be quite harsh on wiper blades. Spring and Fall are ideal times to have wiper blades replaced. If you are not sure how to change the wipers, contact us and we can do it for you.
Inspect the brake pads
With many of today’s vehicles, it’s fairly easy to check the amount that’s left on your brake pads. You’ll need to be able to see the pads and discs to inspect them. Of course, you can always bring your vehicle to us for a free brake inspection.
Clean the vehicle
Build-up from salt that’s on the roads after winter storms can lead to corrosion and rusting. Be sure to rinse the underbody of your vehicle. This should include underneath the rear and front bumpers. You can also apply a protectant to it. The sun can be very damaging to vinyl and leather surfaces. It’s always a good idea to apply a protectant to vinyl and leather at the beginning of the warm weather seasons.
Spring maintenance should also include checking the fluids. Warmer weather puts greater demands on your engine. Make sure it’s up to the task by changing the engine oil and filter. Just like the engine oil, it’s important to regularly check the level and condition of fluids in your vehicle. We can do this for you when you bring your vehicle in for an oil and filter change. You should also have these fluids changed on a schedule that’s recommended in your owner’s manual.