5 Tips To Get Your Vehicle Ready For Spring

When it comes to preparing your car for weather changes, most of us focus on winter.

Living in Buffalo it’s hard to fault you for that, but it’s also important not to ignore the other seasons.

 

As the weather gets warmer and spring arrives, it’s important to make sure your car is ready.

Here are 5 maintenance tips to help you get your card ready for spring:

1. Remove salt

While salt is great for melting ice/snow on the roads, it can do a lot of damage to your car. Make sure to get a detailed car wash that hits the undercarriage of your vehicle! Rust is not your friend.

2. Check alignment and suspension

Potholes are one of the nasty realities of winter. They are notorious for messing up a car’s alignment/suspension. Some signs you need an adjustment are if your steering wheel is vibrating, or your car seems it’s pulling to one side. Alignments aren’t expensive and can make a BIG difference.

3. Change oil and check fluids

Most people get an oil change before winter, but it’s important to get another one after winter too! You should always make sure to get your oil changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. It’s also important to check out other fluids likes your window washing fluid and brake/cooling system fluids. Help your automobile stay hydrated!

 

4. Rotate tires and check air pressure

Tire pressure fluctuates along with the temperature. Going from cold to warm can mess with the pressure, so it’s important to check that out. You should also consider having your tires rotated every 5,000 miles to keep the tread even. The tires impact your car’s handling, which means your safety so please don’t skip this step.

5. Inspect brakes

This is perhaps the MOST important step as having working brakes is an absolute must. Bring your car on in and one of our techs can check the pads/rotors to make sure you are good to go. Ignoring your brakes can not only put you in danger, but also lead to much more expensive repairs down the line!

There you have it! 5 important tips to make sure your car is good to go for spring. 

With the crazy weather we get here in Buffalo, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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