The spring is the best time for an overall inspection of the vehicle. This can help make sure it is still running as efficiently as possible after the harsh winter weather. It is also recommended to have the vehicle inspected before any long summer trip you might take. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for the overall condition it is in. If a part is wearing out and needs to be replaced, we can advise you on the options. This can improve the reliability and safety of the vehicle. Regular maintenances can also improve the overall efficiency of the vehicle when it operates. Between visits, there are also some simple tasks you can do yourself to help ensure the vehicle is in the best condition possible.
The Tires need to be inspected
The tires are one of the most important parts of the vehicle. Without a tire, you will not be able to go anywhere. Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper air inflation for them. The correct amount can be found in the owner’s manual for the vehicle. Also check the tread of the tires. The tread helps to grip the road and improve the handling. Proper tread reduces the chance of the vehicle hydroplaning on wet roads.
Be aware of any issues with the Brakes
When driving, make sure to notice if there is an issue with the brakes. Any squealing or screeching noise you hear can indicate an issue with the brake system. This is because parts may be starting to wear against one another as they age. As the brake pads wear down, they will eventually start to do damage to the brake rotors. This can result in a costly repair bill if the issue is ignored. It can also decrease the safety of your vehicle. If you notice the brake pedal is extremely soft or hard when you apply it, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the brake system of the vehicle to ensure it is in the best condition it should be in.
Check the Battery in the Vehicle
The battery of the vehicle should also be inspected. Check the posts and terminals of the battery. They should be free of any buildup of dirt, debris, or corrosion. Also make sure to check the battery for any cracks or bulges. This can indicate serious damage and should be replaced as soon as you can. Having a well working battery can improve the reliability of the vehicle.
Make sure the Oil is fresh and clean
The oil is one of the most important fluids for the vehicle. The oil helps to lubricate the moving parts of the engine. Without oil, the parts will have strain against one another, as well as causing friction. This can lead to the engine failing. If the vehicle does not have oil, the engine will seize up and will quit. Changing the oil when recommended can help provide fresh clean oil through the vehicle when it operates.
The Fluids should be Topped Off
Along with the oil, also make sure all the other fluids are topped off. This helps ensure the vehicle can run as long as possible when taking a road trip. If you notice one fluid is going low more often, there is probably a leak in the system. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect this for you. This can help prevent the fluid from running completely out, and doing damage to the vehicle.