After the winter, it's time to get your vehicle ready for the spring season. One of the best ways to do this is by inspecting all the components in your vehicle. Here are some things to do to prepare your vehicle for the spring season.
Inspect the Battery
You should check the level of battery fluid. If it's low, add fluid until it reaches the top of the fill hole. Next, check that your battery terminals are clean and tight. If they're loose or corroded, use a wire brush to clean them up before tightening them.
Check the Tires
Ensure your tires are in good shape. Check the pressure and tread depth. Make sure it's appropriate for the weather conditions. If there's damage or wear on any of them, have them replaced as soon as possible.
Check the Wipers
Wipers keep your windshield clear, so you can see clearly and safely. It's essential to check it before spring weather arrives. Are there any cracks in either wiper blade? If so, replace them immediately because this will cause issues with how well they perform when it rains. You may also want to invest in extra blades just in case yours break down.
Maintain Your Brake
Many things can go wrong with your car in the winter — brake pads will endure freezing temperatures, salted roads and an extra strain on the drivetrain caused by the weight of snow and ice build-up. Maintaining your brake throughout the colder months will help you avoid major issues when spring arrives.
Test Your Vehicle's Lights
Check your vehicle's lights, including headlights and taillights to ensure they work. Also, check your gauges (like fuel gauge) for accuracy. Test the horn by pressing down on it with your finger. If it does not work, take the car in for service. Check all power windows and locks.
If you want to ensure that your car will be ready when temperatures start rising, we invite you to bring your car in for a professional spring vehicle inspection at Community Auto.