6 Springtime Auto Maintenance Tasks

6 Springtime Auto Maintenance Tasks

With temperatures creeping back upwards, it'll soon be prime time to pack up your bags and hit the open road. Before you hop on the highway, it's important that certain maintenance tasks are completed that will improve safety and performance. Here are six types of springtime auto maintenance.

Test Battery

Freezing temperatures can be brutal on a car battery. Over the course of winter your battery may have suffered, so you'll want to have it checked to make sure it's not likely to die on you.

Check Tire Pressure/Tread

As the seasons change, significant shifts in temperatures can cause fluctuations in tire pressure. This makes it worth checking tire pressure as we emerge from winter. Also, when your tire pressure gets checked, it's a great time to also go ahead and check tire tread so you can be confident that you're getting safe traction.

Brake Service

As part of brake service, you'll get new pads if necessary, and all pertinent braking system components will be properly lubricated. If the mechanic notices any major brake issues, the problem will be explained to you and you'll be given an estimate for the repairs.

New Wiper Blades

After months of winter weather, there's a good chance that your wiper blades took a beating and are no longer working well. When getting new wiper blades, it's a good time to also check your wiper fluid level.

AC Service

Before temperatures start spiking, you'll want to make sure your AC system is prepared to keep you and your passengers sufficiently cool. With AC service, the mechanic will ensure that all parts of your AC system are working with optimal efficiency.

Check/Change Oil

One of the kindest things you can do for your engine is keep it running with the right level of clean oil. By staying up to date with oil changes, your engine's moving parts will be thoroughly lubricated and protected from damage caused by friction. Fresh oil also helps to keep your engine temperature safe and your overall performance at a high level.

If you need auto maintenance, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For auto maintenance in Olathe, Leawood, and Lenexa, KS, contact the experts at Smith Specialty Automotive at (913) 270-1893. Feel free to give Smith Specialty Automotive a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Smith Specialty Automotive Blog
Posted: March 16, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ