It's the beginning of spring, and we are looking forward to more sun and warmer weather! For many, the thought of spring cleaning is starting to come to mind, and we're here to help you think outside the home! Spring is the perfect time to think about taking care of some seasonal maintenance on your vehicle to make sure it's ready to transition into the new season. We've provided a few tips on items to check on your vehicle to get ready for spring.
Inspect Your Windshield Wiper Blades
Although we had a pretty mild winter this year, check your wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear that could've been caused from colder weather and possible ice buildup. As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, it's not surprise that with spring comes a potential for more rain. It's important to make sure your wiper blades are working properly for your safety and visibility.
Check Your Tire Pressure
If you haven't been warned by your tire pressure light already, it's important to check your tire pressure in the spring. Check your tire manufacturer specifications and be sure to keep your tires at the proper level. With colder weather, you might have been adding air to your tires more frequently than you would in the warmer months; so you want to ensure as the air gets warmer the pressure in your tires isn't expanding past your recommended pressure level. Keeping the proper pressure in your tires will significantly improve your fuel economy and smoothness of your drive.
Check Your Air Filter
Your air filter prevents harmful debris, dirt and contaminants from entering your engine. If the air filter becomes too clogged it will no longer perform it's intended function and can lead to decreased performance, or even worse, engine damage. The cleaner your filter, the more it allows for maximum air flow and performance. With the beginning of spring comes pollen, which means it's likely that your filter will be catching a lot more debris and should be checked regularly so it can be replaced if and when necessary.
Check Your Cabin Air Filter
Your cabin air filter is intended to prevent outside allergens and dust from entering your vehicle's air vents. No one wants to breathe in the dirty air from the outside, and those who suffer from spring allergies will appreciate a clean cabin air filter to escape the pollen. Keep the air that you breathe inside your vehicle clean by checking your cabin air filter and having it replaced if necessary.
The previous tips we've mentioned are simple maintenance checks to get your vehicle prepared for spring. If you're unsure on how to check these specific items, we are always here to help. We provide a complimentary inspection of your entire vehicle when it comes in for any service because your safety is our main concern.
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