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Checking the Vehicle this Spring

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Safe Driving Tips, Spring maintenance, Tire Repair, Tires


In the spring there are several things to check on your vehicle. The first thing that you should do is make sure to wash your car. Over the winter road grime and salt can build up on it. This is especially true for underneath the vehicle. If this is ignored, the salt can start to eat away at the paint and frame of the vehicle. As this happens, then rust will start to form. Once the vehicle has rust, there is no way to get rid of it. By being proactive and protecting your vehicle, you can help it look like new, and avoid rust. You will want to make sure to go to a car wash that will wash the undercarriage of the vehicle. This way the salt and road grime underneath will be removed.


Fluid Levels

Also remember to check all the fluid levels. The oil will help the engine to operate without causing grinding against other parts. If the oil runs out, the engine can seize up completely. You will want to check to always make sure there is enough oil for the vehicle. Also check the transmission fluid and brake fluid. If there is not any brake fluid, then the brakes will not respond as properly as they should. You should also check the windshield washer fluid, as it will help to clear the windshield when you drive.


The tires will also need to be inspected for the condition they are in. They should be free of any damage, bulges, or issues to the sidewall. If you do notice an issue, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. We can inspect the tires to ensure they are in the best condition as you drive.