April is National Car Care Month, so it’s time to roll into spring in a safe, well-maintained vehicle that you know you can rely on. After winter grime melts and before summer heat hits, spring is the perfect time of year for an annual car check-up. Think of it as spring cleaning for your car!

You don’t want to be one of those drivers who wait until things go wrong to take care of their vehicles. Instead, keep your car in tip-top shape with preventative maintenance to save money on expensive car repairs and to keep your engine running longer.


Spring Car Care Checklist

1. Check Tire Pressure and Alignment

Check the pressure in each of your tires to improve fuel economy and assist in safe handling. Then, inspect the tread for irregular wear to see if you need new tires for spring, and check your alignment to reduce wear and boost gas mileage.

2. Examine Brake System

 It’s important to check your brake rotors, linings, and drums at every oil change, but you should inspect your engine brake system at least once a year.

3. Check HVAC System

Stay comfortable as you cruise with working air conditioning and ventilation. Your vehicle’s ability to stay cool will keep you and your passengers happy during road trips and other adventures.

4. Examine Battery 

Check your battery for any corrosion or loose connections. If It isn’t clean, tight, and secure, it may be time for a new one. If your battery is over three years old, have it tested and replaced if needed. 

5. Check Fluid Levels 

Make sure to check your oil and have it changed according to the recommendation of your owner’s manual. Then, top off all of your fluids, including your brake, transmission, coolant, power steering, and windshield washer fluids.

6. Replace Air Filter

Keep the air inside of your vehicle free of spring irritants, like dust and pollen, by changing your air filter. This will also enhance your gas mileage to help you save money on less frequent fill-ups!

7. Replace Windshield Wipers

Check your windshield wipers for wear and tear, and change them if needed to ensure visibility during spring showers.

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