Spring is finally here, and it's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the warmer months ahead. After a long winter in Denver, your car, SUV, or truck may need some extra attention to ensure it's running smoothly and ready for the road ahead. Here is everything you should add to your vehicle's maintenance checklist this spring.
Change Your Oil and Monitor Fluid Levels
Start by changing your car's oil and oil filter. Doing so will help eliminate any contaminants that have built up in your engine over the winter months. While you're at it, check your car's fluid levels, including the transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.
Check Your Tires
Check your tire pressure and tread depth. Properly inflated tires can help enhance fuel efficiency and prevent tire wear, while good tread depth is essential for safe driving. You should also rotate your tires and get a wheel alignment if necessary.
Inspect Your Brakes
Make sure your brakes are working as they should by inspecting the brake pads, rotors, and calipers. If you notice any squeaking or grinding sounds when you apply your brakes, it's time to take your vehicle into our shop for a brake inspection.
Test Your Battery
Cold temperatures can take a toll on your car's battery, so it's important to check it in the spring. A weak battery can cause starting problems and leave you stranded, so have it tested and replaced if necessary.
Check Your Belts and Hoses
Inspect your car's belts and hoses for signs of wear and tear, such as cracking or fraying. These components are essential for your car's cooling system and other functions, so it's important to change them if necessary.
Check Your Air Conditioning
As temperatures rise, you'll want to ensure your vehicle's air conditioning works to keep you and your loved ones cool.
By performing these simple spring maintenance tasks, you can ensure your car stays reliable on the road. If you need assistance with your auto maintenance this spring, please bring your vehicle to South Denver Automotive.