Winter is on its way out and making way for spring, which means it’s time for another round of seasonal car maintenance. Whether you’re a gearhead who loves to do it all, or if you’d prefer to let the professionals at Gossett CDJR take care of your vehicle so that you can better enjoy your free time, these tips for springtime auto maintenance should help you get ready for warmer weather.
Change Your Oil
Arguably the most important part of seasonal car maintenance is checking and changing your vehicle’s oil. Motor oil is responsible for cooling, lubricating, and protecting vital engine components. Old oil doesn’t perform its job nearly as well as fresh oil, and since oil tends to thicken in cold weather and thin in warmer weather, foregoing an oil change can result in lower fuel economy and lackluster performance.
Check Your Tires
Cold weather tends to cause tire pressure to drop, which makes it important to check your tires once a week. In spring, tire pressure rises with warmer temperatures. As a result, your car’s tires could end up actually becoming overinflated. Check the tire pressure once a week throughout spring to ensure you maintain the optimal pressure. While you’re down there, check the tread levels and keep an eye out for any damage that may stem from potholes.
Replace the Wipers
Your windshield wipers likely took a beating from the snow and ice of the winter. The rubber may have even cracked in the colder temperatures. Fortunately, a replacement set of wiper blades is inexpensive and takes just a few minutes to install at the dealership.
These are just a few of the vital things you should be doing to maintain your vehicle this spring. For any maintenance task you need performed, visit us at Gossett CDJR.