Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning and spring car maintenance. After a season of cold temperatures, harsh conditions, and unprecedented times, your car is going to need a little TLC this spring. Here are some car maintenance tips for this season.
Schedule an Oil Change
When was the last time you changed your car’s oil? If it’s been a while, now is the time to do it. Regular oil changes help maintain a healthy engine. As the oil in your car ages, it becomes less effective at lubricating and cooling the engine. If you plan on using your car more often this spring, it’s crucial you start the season with an oil change.
Have Battery Tested and Replaced (If Necessary)
After a long winter, it’s not uncommon for car batteries to die. Cold temperatures make your battery work harder by slowing down its chemical reactions. Once it gets warmer outside, the battery’s essential fluids can evaporate and accelerate corrosion. That’s why it’s best to have your battery checked and replaced before it’s too late.
Time to swap out your winter tires for your normal ones. If you have all-season tires, now is the time to check their tire pressure and tread. Tire pressure can fluctuate based on the weather, so make sure that your tires are inflated to their recommended pressure. Also, be sure to check your tires’ tread depth. Tires that have worn out tread make it hard for drivers to come to a quick stop and compromises the car’s handling.
Replace Wiper Blades
After several months of using your wiper blades, the spring is the time to have them replaced. This is especially true for wiper blades that are chattering, smearing water across the windshield, or just not working properly. Prepare for spring storms by having them replaced immediately. It’s an easy and relatively inexpensive car maintenance task.
Deep Clean and Replace Lights
Just like you deep clean your house, deep clean your car’s lights. Headlights become dirty over time, and it can affect your ability to see at night. Polish them with a soft toothbrush, baking soda,and water. If that doesn’t get the job done, bring your car into an auto repair shop for professional headlight restoration. They can also help you replace lights that have stopped working.
Professional Spring Car Maintenance Services in Maryland
Ken’s Automotive and Transmissions is here for all of your spring car maintenance needs. From oil changes to engine repair, we handle it all. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.