What Maintenance Does My Car Need in the Spring?

Spring is finally here, and with the warmer weather comes the need for specific car maintenance. Your car has been through a lot during the cold winter months, and it's vital to ensure your vehicle is ready for the months ahead. This blog post will go into detail on what essential maintenance your automobile needs for spring.

  • Change Your Oil

Spring would be an ideal time to get an oil change, especially if your last one was a while back ago. Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, and new oil helps keep it operating smoothly. It's also an excellent time to check and top off other fluids like coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.

  • Check Your Tires

Cold temperatures can cause your tires to drop in pressure, and warm temperatures can cause them to expand; so it's paramount to check your tire pressure and inflate your tires to the recommended level. Spring is also a good time to check the condition of your tires, including the tread depth, to ensure they are safe for the road.

  • Inspect Your Brakes

Spring is an ideal time to have your brakes inspected. Winter weather can take a toll on your brakes, causing them to wear out faster than usual. Inspect them to confirm they are in suitable condition, and have them serviced or replaced if necessary.

  • Check Your Battery

Cold weather can also affect your car's battery, so be tested to verify it's in good enough shape to start your vehicle. Replace it if necessary to avoid getting stranded on the side of the road.

  • Replace Wiper Blades

Spring brings with it rain and pollen, so it's important to have good wiper blades to keep your windshield clear. Replace your wiper blades if they are cracked or worn out.

  • Check Your Air Conditioning

As temperatures rise, you'll want to ensure your air conditioning system works and blows cool and clean air. 

  • Wash and Wax Your Car

Finally, give your car a good wash and wax to remove any salt, dirt, or debris that may have built up over the winter months. Wax not only makes your car look good but also helps protect the paint and body from damage.

If you're unsure about any of these tasks, be sure to take your car to Northwest Imports for a thorough inspection and service for Spring.

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