With spring around the corner, it is a good time to incorporate spring maintenance of your vehicle as part of your general seasonal cleaning procedure. Potholes, frost heaves, and cold temperatures can all put your brakes, suspension tires and battery to the test. You should always make it a point to analyze your vehicle at least once a year to make sure that it is running in top condition. Doing so can help you avoid a serious issue or being involved in a car accident. Please use the following tips to stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance this spring.
Tire Pressure –
Make sure all your tires have been properly inflated and balanced. This little step goes a long way not just towards minimizing the chances of a flat tire, but it can help improve your gas mileage also.
Anytime the weather dips, it is a good idea to look at your brake fluid, parking brake, hoses, and lines. Brake pad changes and a total inspection of the brake system can go a long way to assisting you avoid accidents. In heavy spring rains, you relay on brakes in proper shape to assist you to come to a stop quickly on slick surfaces
Plugs, Wires, Batteries –
These components of your vehicle have to work extra hard when the temperature is cold. Make sure you replace old or weak wires, plugs and batteries. Anything over 3 years old should be replaced completely
Wheel Alignment and Suspension –
Determine any leaks of wear on your shocks and struts before heading out on the road this spring.
Fluid Levels –
Don’t ignore your engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze or windshield washer fluid. Having your brake fluid flushed can also be beneficial.
When you get your spring maintenance done also ask them to look at your air filter to see if that needs to be replaced.
Hoses and Belts –
If your hoses are cracked, worn, soft, blistered, or brittle you should have them replaced immediately. Anything over 5 years old even if they look ok should be completely replaced.
Schedule your Spring Maintenance at John Amato Hyundai Superstore.