spring maintenance

 

Having spring maintenance done for your vehicle is important. Without it, your vehicle can breakdown unexpectedly and sooner than it should. Maintain your car’s performance during the transition from winter to spring. If you notice an issue, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible.

Removing salt

Salt, used on roads to melt ice and snow, can cause serious damage. The damage can happen to the undercarriages where metal can rust. Take your car to a highly rated car wash to eliminate salt, and check that the business has sprayers that clean the undercarriage. Doing so can help prevent the start of rust from forming.

Check the suspension

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 odd noises, bring your vehicle in to be inspected.

Check and change fluids

If your last oil change was before winter, then this is a great time to do it. Spring is also an ideal time to flush your transmission fluid. It is one of the most neglected services. If you are not sure how often to change the oil, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule that you should have the oil changed. Also don’t forget to check window washing fluid levels. Any fluid your vehicle has, should be inspected. This includes the brake and cooling system fluids.

You should check the tire pressure, including the spare should you ever need it. The tires affect the ride, handling, traction and safety. It is recommended tire rotation happens every 5,000 miles to keep tread wear even. With poor tire inflation, you may notice your vehicle handles poorly as well. Spring inspections are important, so make sure to schedule yours today. This can lead to a safe and reliable ride.