Spring 2022 Auto Maintenance Tips  

Spring is a great time to get started on maintenance your vehicle may need after driving in stormy weather during the winter months. The maintenance you perform can increase the lifespan of your car and reduce the risk of repairs, saving you more money in the future. Here are a few of the top auto maintenance tips to follow to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for your upcoming travels.

Change the Oil

Changing the oil in your car is one of the best ways to take care of your vehicle because it's responsible for keeping the engine operating well. The oil will also lubricate all of the parts and will prevent wear and tear from developing under the hood. Read your owner's manual to determine if you need synthetic oil.

You can also request your mechanic to change your winter tires to standard tires. If you already have standard tires, rotate them to ensure they get even tread in the coming months. The coolant and brake fluid can also be topped off during this appointment.

Detail the Vehicle

Detail your interior and exterior to remove grime and dirt that have gradually accumulated during the winter season. Start by washing the car and vacuuming the interior. Apply one or two coats of wax to make the paint shine and glisten. You can also wipe off the dashboard with a damp rag to remove dust. New wax will also protect your car from scratches that can form.

Touch Up the Body

Remove dents or dings on your car's body by using a touch-up pen that will fill in spots where paint may be missing. If more severe dents are present, take the car to an auto body shop for paintless dent repair. This will reverse any damage that is present and can boost the value of your vehicle.

Add Supplies

There are a few important items you should always have in your car, which include a first aid kit, flares, and extra bottles of water. You can also add jumper cables and gloves if your battery dies. A sun visor will also prove to be useful to protect the cabin from the sun.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can boost the condition and value of your car during the spring season. We can answer all of your questions and provide you with additional guidance to ensure you can continue to have a reliable mode of transportation.