The spring season is here and presents excellent weather to enjoy and explore the outdoors. As you plan that road trip you've waited so much to embark on or simply want to drive more often, you need to prepare your vehicle for the spring. That said, take the car to a professional auto care shop for inspections (and repairs) so that it serves you well when driving in the spring weather.
Wash Your Car
If you haven't driven your car over winter, the chances are that dirt, mineral salts, and winter elements have built upon the body and undercarriage. You need first to take it to a professional car wash to clean the surface and the undercarriage. That prevents corrosion ad dirt build-up.
Have the Tires Inspected and Aligned
Winter driving harms the wheels and tires. Having them inspected and aligned ensures driving safety. It also prevents uneven wear on tires, extending their functional lifespan. Tire-tread inspection is also critical. They must have enough depth to offer high traction on the road.
Check the Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers are some of the vehicle parts that take the most beating from the winter weather. On the other hand, spring and summer come with thunderstorms and heavy downpours. You might want to replace the windshield wipers to provide improved visibility, thus protecting you and other road users.
Check and Change Your Vehicle Fluids
It would help if you had the vehicle fluids inspected and topped off or flushed if need be. Engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid help these vehicle parts and systems working optimally with reduced friction. You especially need to check the windshield wiper fluid because they were constantly used during winter, and the fluid empties rather quickly.
Inspect the Brakes
Besides the brake fluid, you also need to check other components of the brake system. Parts, such as brake pedals, rotors, calipers, and pads, must operate at their peak for a responsive braking system. The brake lines must be adequately hooked to the system, with every component fitted in its place.
If you're looking for a professional auto care center for spring vehicle inspections, we invite you and your car to our auto shop today. Our experienced technicians will prep your vehicle for the spring weather.