Spring Car Maintenance Advisory...
• Batteries, Plugs & Wires: These components give the spark to your car. Test and/or replace old or weak “batteries”, “plugs and wires” especially of they are over three years old.
• Tire Pressure: Always make sure all tires, including the spare, are properly inflated and balanced. Check the inside of your car door for the correct “tire pressure specifications”.
• Belts and hoses: After inspecting, replace worn or cracked belts and any hoses that are blistered, brittle or too soft. Replace any belts or hoses that are five years old even if they still look good.
• Brakes: After a cold winter always have the entire brake system inspected checking “brake pads”, “rotors’, “hoses”, “parking brake” and “brake fluid” for proper level. Brakes are considered a safety item and should be at the top of our maintenance priority list.
• Suspension & Wheel Alignment: Rough roads and potholes are your vehicles “shocks & struts” worst enemies! An annual “wheel alignment” to keep wheels in alignment coupled with a complete inspection can help pinpoint wear or leaks that can lead to bigger issues down the road.
• Fluid Levels: Check all fluids: “engine oil”, “transmission fluid”, “brake fluid”, “antifreeze/coolant” and last but not least the “windshield washer fluid”. Interestingly enough a “brake fluid flush” can get “sluggish brakes” working as good as new! It’s an annual recommendation for maintenance and there’s no better time than Spring to get it done!
• Engine Air filter: Change the “engine air filter” is quick and easily done during any oil, brake or transmission fluid change.
• Windshield Wipers: Check them for wear and cracks and replace them if necessary, This should be done habitually each spring and fall. #vehiclemaintenance #brakes #engineoil #airfilter