As spring quickly winds down to a close, you need to make sure that you perform your vehicle's spring maintenance check. Here are the four things you should check on your vehicle before spring comes to a close.
#1 Tire Pressure
One of the most important things to check on your vehicle this spring is pressure in all of your tires. When the weather is cold outside, tires tend to lose pressure, and when it is hot outside, tires tend to gain pressure. Due to the way that the outside temperature affects your vehicle's tire pressure, it is always a smart idea to check the tire pressure on a seasonal basis.
If you are not sure what tire pressure your vehicle's tires should be at, check your owner's manual; it should provide you with the specific tire pressure information for your vehicle that you need.
#2 Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers are generally most heavily used during the winter time. All that heavy use can result in small tears and cracks on your wipers that can cause them to work ineffectively when you find yourself caught in a sudden spring downpour of rain.
It is generally a good idea to replace your windshield wipers at least once a year, and spring is a logical time to perform this yearly maintenance task.
#3 Suspension Check & Repair
You should have your vehicle's suspension checked by a mechanic at least once a year. Your suspension usually takes a beating during the winter and spring, where winter weather can wreak havoc on local roads, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of snowfall. Hitting potholes and other bumps in the road can wear down your suspension.
Getting your suspension checked every year will help you replace worn out struts or shocks before they become larger issues.
#4 Brake Inspection
It is always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected once a year. When you have your brakes inspected, make sure that your mechanic inspects the entire braking system, including the brake pads, brake fluid levels, brake lines and hoses. By having your brakes inspected yearly in the spring, you can prevent your brakes from failing unexpectedly and you'll be more informed about when your brakes need to be repaired.
Make sure that you complete the four maintenance checks above on your vehicle before spring wraps and summer arrives this year. Contact local auto shops form more information about mobile truck repair, or repair for any type of truck.Share
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