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Mar 3, 2017

5 Car Maintenance Tips For Spring

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Spring car maintenance, like car maintenance for any other season, comes with its own list of demands and considerations. Your car, like everything else, is going to need to adjust to the new season and the change in climate. Below are five car maintenance tips for spring to keep in mind this year.

5 Car Maintenance Tips For Spring

Change the Oil and the Filter

Always try your best to keep to the recommended changing intervals that are suggested in your owner’s manual. If you don’t replace your oil and oil filter on a regular basis, your car’s performance can start to suffer, and you can end up doing damage to the engine.

Check Your Fluid Levels

While changing your oil and oil filter, it’s a good idea to make sure that your other fluid levels are topped up. Power steering, brake and transmission fluids should be checked and filled during your initial spring car maintenance inspection. Keep an eye out for low fluid levels if you know you have recently filled something, as low fluid levels are often indicative of a leak.

Replace the Wiper Blades

This holds especially true if you have just gone through a rough winter of constant wiping. Wiper blades aren’t indestructible, and if they are worn or cracked, they won’t be able to keep those spring showers off your windshield, and you safely aware of everything on the road.

Check Your Charging System

Cold temperatures and batteries do not go together, so getting your battery tested after the winter is an essential part of your spring car maintenance. While doing this, it’s a good idea to check and make sure that the battery is properly and securely mounted, and that all of the connections are tight and free of corrosion. Batteries more than five years old might be in need of replacing.

Check the Belts and Hoses

Cold weather is great at damaging and hardening rubber, so it’s a good idea to check all of your belts and hoses for damage. Hardening, softening, leaking, cracking, and other easy to notice signs of damage should be inspected for after a long, cold winter.

Spring and summer means more time spent on the road, more time with family in the car, road trips, vacations, and generally more reliance on your vehicle. Make sure that it is in full working order after having survived the winter by incorporating the above spring maintenance tips into your visual inspection this year.


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