A Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

May 15, 2020 10:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Flowers are in bloom. Lawn mowers are active. Temperatures are rising. It must be spring! As you clean up the yard and make plans for summer, don’t forget to complete your spring auto maintenance. This tune-up will get your vehicle ready for the season and prevent the need for more extensive repairs down the road.

Here’s your checklist for your spring auto maintenance.

Lubricate it

When was the last time you changed the oil and filter? Maintaining a regular schedule for oil changes will keep your engine healthy. Over time, the oil becomes less effective as it picks up impurities. This spring, schedule an oil change to maintain a well-lubricated system for your vehicle.

Cool it

Corrosion is the most common reason for radiator failure. To protect against corrosion, you should change the antifreeze in your vehicle every other spring. This service is often overlooked, so don’t neglect it. It is even more important with high fuel efficiency vehicles, since these engines typically run hotter.

Check it

Changes in temperature cause fluctuations in tire pressure. As spring weather arrives, make sure your tires have the right pressure. Check your vehicle manual to determine the recommended pressure. If your tires are over-inflated or under-inflated, you risk unsafe driving conditions that could result in a blowout. Your fuel efficiency will also suffer. Spring is also a good time to check the tread on the tires, to see if it’s time to replace them. If you need assistance with these inspections, reach out to your local automotive service.

Replace it

Clear views are essential for safe driving. After a long winter of ice and snow, check your wiper blades. It’s probably time to replace them for the season. While you’re at it, fill up your wiper fluid, too.

Clean it

Cleaning your vehicle doesn’t just make it look nicer—built-up grime can actually affect the vehicle’s performance and safety. For example, a thick layer of dirt can make your headlights far dimmer. You might be surprised how much better you can see at night after giving your vehicle a bath!

Tune it

Depending on the age and mileage of your vehicle, you may be due for other regular maintenance items. Spring is the perfect time to bring your vehicle to your trusted mechanic for a thorough tune-up. Your technician can tell you what maintenance is recommended for your vehicle. Staying on top of this auto maintenance schedule will allow your mechanic to detect minor issues before they become major repairs.

We’ll complete the list

For expert auto maintenance this spring, contact the team at J.H.T. Service & Repair, LLC. With over three decades of experience, you can count on our professionals to keep your vehicle in top shape. We specialize in heavy truck and trailer repairs. Our fleet of service trucks is equipped with diagnostic tools so we can deliver prompt and accurate service for all your spring vehicle needs. Reach out to us today with any questions or to schedule your next auto maintenance.

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