Spring Service Essentials
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and it’s the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for the warmer months ahead. The shift from extreme cold weather to warmer spring weather can be a significant transition for both drivers and their vehicles. We can help! Our Service Experts can complete all of these services for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. We service all makes and models so bring in your vehicle today.
Here are some essential tips to help you make the switch:
Switch Your Tires
If you’ve been driving with winter tires, it’s time to switch to your all-season or summer tires. Winter tires are designed to provide better traction on snow and ice, but they can wear down quickly on dry roads. Switching to your regular tires will not only improve your fuel efficiency but also extend the life of your winter tires. It’s best to make the switch from winter tires to summer tires when temperatures stay above 7°C.
Check Your Alignment and Suspension
Winter weather, and the potholes that reveal themselves after the spring melt, can wreak havoc on your car’s alignment and suspension, so it’s a good idea to have them checked. Misaligned wheels or worn-out suspension parts can cause uneven tire wear, poor handling, and even accidents. Getting your alignment and suspension professionally checked can help prevent these issues.
Check Your Air Filters
Winter weather can cause a buildup of dirt and debris in your air filters, which can reduce your engine’s performance. Check and replace your air filters if necessary to help improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and performance. If you need an oil change, we check these for you!
Inspect Your Belts and Hoses
Winter weather can also cause wear and tear on your vehicle’s belts and hoses. Inspect them for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracking or fraying. Replacing worn belts and hoses can help prevent breakdowns and costly repairs down the road.
Check Your Cooling System
As the weather gets warmer, your vehicle’s cooling system will be working harder to keep your engine from overheating. Check your coolant levels and inspect your radiator and hoses for any leaks or damage. If you notice any issues, have them fixed before the warmer weather hits.
Change Your Oil & Check Your Fluids
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, and it needs to be changed regularly to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Spring is a great time to change your oil and check other fluid levels like coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Make sure to follow your vehicle’s recommended service schedule.
Get a Car Wash and Wax
Finally, giving your car a thorough wash and wax can help protect it from the sand and debris that accumulates during the winter months. A good wash and wax can also improve your car’s appearance and help prevent rust and other damage.
Overall, preparing your vehicle for spring is all about making sure it’s ready for the transition from cold winter weather to warmer spring weather. We can help with everything to get your vehicle ready for the spring. Book your appointment and check out our service specials to ensure that your car is in good condition and ready for the road ahead.