With the change in seasons, Bowers Automotive in Colorado Springs offers our favorite spring car care and maintenance tips to get you ready for the open road. Our team of ASC specialists can provide a thorough inspection and any auto repair services needed to get you ready for spring and summer fun.
Read on to get the best spring car care and maintenance tips.
The windshield is an indispensable part of your vehicle’s safety. During the winter, sand and rocks are used to help drivers maintain traction in snowy weather. But those rocks and gravel on the road can fly up and hit your windshield, causing chips and cracks. Before you head out on a spring or summer road trip, be sure to get your windshield repaired or replaced for unhampered driving.
Make sure that you see clearly through the windshield especially when the rain hits this spring. Get your wiper blades changed and even upgraded for a higher quality driving experience.
Another essential safety element of driving is your tires. Keep your vehicle’s tires inflated according to the owner’s manual recommended PSI for a safe trip, near or far. Extend the life of your vehicle’s tires with balancing and rotation. Check the tread to ensure there are no bruises or cuts on the sidewalls.
Check all interior and exterior lighting including headlights, hazards, turn signals, brake lights, dome light, and more. If these are not up to par, an emergency could take an unnecessary turn for the worse.
The fluids coursing through your vehicle all perform essential tasks. Be sure that all fluid levels are correct and if not, then top them off. However, low fluid levels can also indicate a leak, so it’s best to have your vehicle looked over by our professionals. We can spot the signs of a leak and get it fixed.
Oil and Filter
We all know that the engine oil in our cars is indispensable. Keep your vehicle happier and healthier with regular oil changes according to the owner’s manual instructions. An oil filter change is a must as well. Forgetting to change either one of these on a regular basis will inevitably lead to problems with the engine and more expenses down the road.
Winter weather temperatures can wreak havoc on your vehicle charging system. So, as part of your spring car care regimen, check that the battery is mounted securely, the terminals are free of corrosion, and it’s tightly connected.
Belts and Hoses
These take a beating in the cold weather. Check the belts for cracking, fraying, glazing, or looseness and check the hoses for leaking, blistering, cracking, softening or hardening or any other visible damage.
All of the filters on your vehicle will need replacement periodically. Extend the life of your car with a filters checkup this spring. Just give us a call, we’d love to help.
There is no time like the present, so come in and see us at Bowers Automotive for spring car care and maintenance so that you can drive all year long with no problems. We look forward to you dropping by or scheduling with us soon.