Now is a great time to get your vehicle inspected. Spring is the perfect time of year to drive with the windows down, turn on the radio, and go for a relaxing drive to take in the fresh air. But before you hid the road, you will want to make sure your car is in safe working order and the following have been inspected.
Change the oil
Motor oil is needed to keep your engine clean and lubricated. Without it, your engine would combust from debris and friction. After your car has been driven a certain amount of miles or months, your oil gets dirty and thick, and can no longer perform its duties. Be sure to change your oil about every 3,000 miles or 3 months.
Rotate the Tires
Rotating and balancing your tires will help ensure even tread wear, and save you from replacing them prematurely. It is also important to be sure that your tires have the proper air pressure in them. Properly inflated tires can also benefit your gas mileage as you drive.
Check the Belts
Cold winter weather will often weaken the belts on the vehicle. This can increase the chance that they break. If the belts look worn or cracked, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible.
Keep the Car Clean
Washing your vehicle will ensure a longer lasting exterior. It is also important to wash your vehicle after winter, where you have driven through salt. Routinely washing your car every few weeks will clear the exterior of debris, helping to keep your car rust-free.
Inspect the Windshield Wipers
Wiper blades are one of the most neglected components on our vehicles, and also one of the most important. If the blades are cracked, torn, brittle, worn, or in obvious need of replacement, make sure to replace them.