Winter is finally over, and that means warmer weather that is perfect for a scenic afternoon drive. It’s important to get your vehicle ready for spring before hitting the road though, since winter road conditions can put extra stress on your vehicle’s exterior and undercarriage. Follow these maintenance tips from Hometown Motors to prep your vehicle for the new season.
Replace wiper blades
Ice and snow are harder on windshield wipers than rain, so it’s usually a good idea to replace your wiper blades as spring arrives. It’s an affordable upkeep item that boosts your visibility on the road to help prevent collisions.
Check belts and hoses
A lose belt or leaking hose early on can save you from more costly repairs down the road. This spring, spend a little time checking for any lose belts or damaged hoses, to prevent minor problems from developing into more serious concerns.
Changing temperatures can cause the air in tires to expand and contract, leading to under-inflated tires. Tires perform best when properly inflated, so make sure you keep an eye on them as the temperature starts to rise. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your tire tread depth, to ensure that your vehicle has optimum grip on the road. If you outfitted your vehicle with winter tires, it’s now time to change them out for spring ones.
To schedule a spring maintenance appointment for your ride, give us a call at Hometown Motors.