Spring is a great time of the year to bring your vehicle in for an inspection. This is because it is after the harsh elements of winter weather. It is also before the summer travel destinations you might have planned. By having an inspection done on the vehicle, you can help to prevent any inconvenient breakdowns or other safety hazards that might occur. Regular maintenance is important because it can help make sure that your vehicle will be ready to drive on the road. It can also help to make sure that the problems are fixed before any road trip. Inspecting the vehicle can also make your trip a more pleasant one. If you are unsure how often your vehicle should be brought in, make sure to contact us. We can help to set up a recommended schedule so your vehicle is running at its peak performance.
The Tires should be Inspected
One of the most important things to inspect on the vehicle are the tires. This is because the tires are the only part of the vehicle that will make direct contact to the surface of the road. If the tires are in poor condition it can make for an unpleasant ride. The air pressure in the tires should be inspected. This is important because if the tire is under inflated, it can lead to poor fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Over inflated tires will have less contact to the surface of the road. This can result in rides that are bumpy or uncomfortable. The tires should also be inspected for how the tread is wearing. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires. It might be recommended to have the tires rotated or aligned properly. Without good tread on the tires, they will not be able to grip the road like they should. This could result in poor handling and control of the vehicle.
Inspect the Brakes as well
The brakes should also be inspected for the vehicle. This can help prevent a serious accident from occurring. This will also help to ensure that you have brakes when you will need to stop or slow down. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the brake system for you. The brake pads and brake rotors can also be checked to make sure they are in a good working condition. It is also important to make sure they are wearing properly and are still effective.
The Fluids should be Topped off
Checking the fluids can help keep the vehicle operating at peak performance. The oil should also be inspected. When it is recommended, the oil should be changed. This can help to keep the best quality oil in the vehicle. It can also lubricate the engine efficiently.
Do not forget to check the Hoses and Belts on the vehicle
The hoses and belts should also be checked. Make sure they are free from any cracks or fraying that might have occurred. If they are worn excessively, it may be time for a replacement. These are important to help the electrical system and power steering to run properly.
The Gas Cap is important too
It may not seem like it, but the gas cap is important to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. If the cap is loose or damaged, fuel could evaporate into the air. If the cap is missing, it could cause gas to spill out or evaporate into the air.