When you own a vehicle, you will want to make sure it is maintained on a regular basis. This will help ensure it operates at the best performance levels when you will need to drive it. If is important to bring your vehicle in on a regular basis so we can inspect it for you. We will check parts and components of the vehicle so that they are working properly. If there is an issue, we can advise you for when they should be repaired or replaced. The winter weather can be brutal on your vehicle. The vehicle may face snowstorms, below-zero temperatures, and even potholes. These conditions are not healthy for your vehicle. Inspecting and cleaning your vehicle in the spring is a great time to wash away any salt or winter grime that may be on your vehicle.
Clean the Vehicle to Remove Salt
In the spring, it is important to have your vehicle cleaned. Salt that is used on the roads to melt the ice and snow can cause serious damage to your vehicle. This is especially true for the undercarriage of the vehicle, where the metal can rust. By washing your vehicle, you can eliminate the salt and road grime.
Improve the Alignment and Suspension of the Vehicle
Driving over potholes can damage your car’s alignment and suspension. You might have a problem if you notice that the car pulls to one side or the steering wheel vibrates as you drive. If you notice any steering issues, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.
Check the Oil in your Vehicle
If the last oil change your vehicle had was before winter, now is a great time to have it done again. You can also bring your vehicle in, and we can advise you when the oil should be changed regularly on your vehicle. If you wait too long to change the oil, it could lead to a costly repair. It could also result for other parts of the engine to have damage done to them. Also make sure to check the other fluid levels in your vehicle. This way you can ensure the vehicle will be ready to drive when you need it to be.
Take Care of the Tires
When you inspect the tires, make sure you look at everything on them. You should check the tire pressure, including the spare should you ever need it. The tires affect the ride, handling, traction, and safety of your vehicle. On occasion, the tires may need to be rotated or aligned. This will help keep the vehicle in the best condition possible. Also check the air pressure to ensure it is at the correct amount. If you are unsure how much it should be, make sure to consul the vehicle owner’s manual. The correct amount can also be found on the inside doorjamb of the driver’s door. You can bring the vehicle in, and we can check the tire pressure for you.