Here’s some seasonal car maintenance you should keep in mind:
- Check tire tread: If your tires are worn too flat, you could be putting yourself in danger.
- Replace your wipers: Spring is known for rainstorms.
- Clean the cabin & get a new air filter: You can spring-clean your ride all you want, but only a new filter gives you that clean smell.
- Get everything checked: Bring your vehicle in to have a pro look over all the mechanical parts once a year.
- Check tire pressure regularly: Hot temperatures are hard on tires and can overinflate them.
- Have your brakes inspected: You should do this at least twice a year.
- Test your battery: Summer is actually rougher on batteries than winter.
- Maintain your transmission: Get it checked to make sure it’s in working order.
- Flush your radiator: Over time, old antifreeze can corrode.
- Change exterior lights, clean covers: Now’s the time to prep for the dark, short days of winter with new lights and clean headlight covers.
- Have belts & hoses checked: Cold temperatures can exacerbate damage to your engine.
- Charge & clean battery: Make sure all connections are clean and tight.
- Consider winter tires: Better traction means better safety.
- Refill wiper fluid: Wiper fluid is resistant to freezing, so make sure it’s topped off for better visibility.
- Double-check antifreeze: As the name implies, this maintains your engine’s temperature.
Need help with seasonal car maintenance? Come see us at Hometown Motors.