Your car needs a little additional care after a season of chilly temperatures, severe weather, and even some road salt. Now that summer is in full swing, get ready for safe, warm-weather driving! Here are some tips for your car maintenance checklist to keep you and your family safer on the road:
Get The Battery in Your Car Tested and Replaced, If Needed
Your automobile battery can be close to death after the winter. Your battery had to work harder because of the delayed chemical reactions brought on by low temperatures. High temperatures are approaching right now, poised to vaporize necessary battery fluids and hasten corrosion.
Plan To Change the Oil and Oil Filter
An engine's health is maintained by routine oil changes. Motor oil naturally takes up contaminants as it cools and lubricates the engine. Because of this, routine oil and filter changes are crucial. Your motor oil can no longer do its job and safeguard your engine if it is too old.
Refill Wiper Fluid and Replace Your Wiper Blades
If your wipers have been removing snow and ice off your windshield for months, they are undoubtedly beginning to show their age. They can be smearing water on the windshield, chatting, or simply failing to do their job. To get ready for spring and summer rainstorms, replace your wiper blades if a quick wiper cleaning doesn't work.
Verify Tread and Pressure on Tires
Check the pressure in your tires and then adjust them as necessary. Your tire pressure should be the same as what is suggested in your vehicle's owner's handbook. Tires typically lose or gain 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit change in temperature, and both under- and over-inflated tires can lead to issues on the road.
Preparing your car for the summer is not such a task but still very important to help in its maintenance. If you need to get your vehicle ready for the summer, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Bock Automotive today!