The spring season is here, and it is important to make sure your vehicle is in top shape now through the summer when traveling tends to be at its peak. Before the summer season starts, take the time to read through our list of spring maintenance tips to make sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the rain and summer heat ahead.
Check your windshield wipers - Windshield wipers are always crucial for your safety and should be in good condition at all times. Wipers should be replaced once a year, so if it has been a while since your last replacement, your car is due for new wipers. Worn out wipers can be dangerous when you’re hit with unexpected rain while driving and can severely impair your ability to clearly see the road.
Inspect your tires for tread - Take a look at your tires - how does the tread look? Do the top of the tires look nice and rigid, or do they look bald and smooth? Tires that are smoothed down and lacking tread become dangerous for driving, especially in the rain where tread is essential. If you’re unsure if your tires are safe, have our experts take a look. Any tires that have uneven wear or have very low tread should be replaced as soon as possible.
Headlights - A quick check of your vehicle’s headlights and other exterior lights are a good measure to take. Be sure that your headlights are bright and clear and that your blinkers and brake lights are all working properly.
A/C system - A thorough inspection of your vehicle’s air conditioning is important when it comes to preparing for warmer months. Your vehicle's A/C system will help make your vehicle comfortable while driving during the spring and summer days.
Fuel and air filter replacement - When we drive during the summer, our vehicle’s air filters tend to get dirtier with more use of our vehicles and the warmer weather. Now is an important time to take a look at your fuel and air filters and replace them if needed.
Vehicle inspection - A proper vehicle inspection performed by your local trusted mechanic is always a great way to get your vehicle in shape for spring. They will complete a full inspection of your vehicle and determine any issues that may need to be addressed before riding into the next season.
We hope that these car maintenance tips will be helpful in making sure that you and your family stay safe on the road this spring season. If you’re in need of a trusted mechanic, don't hesitate to give us a call here at Carolina Car Care in Greensboro. We can help with all of your vehicle’s needs, especially when it comes to getting your vehicle ready for the Spring season!