Now is the ideal time to give your car the TLC it needs to make sure you and your family are safe and comfortable while on the road. The national non-profit Car Care Council is dedicated to spreading the word about spring car care tips every April. Before you know it, you’ll be planning weekend getaways and summer vacations. Here are three tips to get you started.
Check the Tires for Wear
When the weather gets cold, it can leave the rubber used to make your car tires brittle and weakened. Sudden tire loss could cause a total loss of control when driving. Have the tires evaluated once the worst of the winter weather is over so that any of them that are at risk of failure can be replaced promptly.
Evaluate Your Brakes’ Effectiveness
You count on your brakes to perform well at a moment’s notice. Seasonal checks are a great way to identify problems before they can affect your ability to stop your vehicle. The snow, ice and low temperatures your brake system is exposed to during winter may cause problems with the brake lines, rotors and other components that are diagnosable only by an auto technician.
Inspect Your Windshield Wipers
A long winter means your windshield wipers regularly fight rain, snow and road spray tainted with rock salt, motor oil and other kinds of run-off. The result is that the rubber on your windshield wipers may be deteriorating or damaged come spring. Replace them seasonally to make sure they stay intact for the most reliable performance in keeping your windshield clear.
Need Help with Spring Car Care in the Birch Bay Area?
Trottner’s Auto Repair Service is your trusted team of ASE-certified automotive professionals ready to help with spring car care. Our automotive maintenance and repair work includes engine, heating and cooling, electrical, brakes and other essential automotive systems. We’ve earned our reputation through years of hard work, dedication to our customers and a passion for cars. If your vehicle needs expert attention, contact us today for a convenient service appointment.
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