The springtime sun and showers are finally here! While this means your car no longer has to sit out in the cold winter weather, it also holds a new set of problems. Changes in weather can have a drastic effect on your vehicle over the years, which can end in a block of metal in your driveway. To keep your car running, here are some spring car care tips.
- Stick to recommended service schedules. While this may sound obvious, you’d be surprised at how easily something simple can slip through the cracks of everyday life. Look over your manual every weekend or so in order to ensure your car is in top shape.
- Check the condition of the tires. Winter can put wear on your tires that won’t be noticeable until you’re hydroplaning. Double check your tires every so often, making sure they have the proper amount of air and tread. Always check air pressure when the car’s been sitting a while so the tires are cool.
- Check the battery. Pop open the hood and take a look. If it’s been a few years, you may want to take it out and look it over for cracks, bulges, and leaks. If you find any, it’s time for a new battery.
Following these tips from Pfeiffer Used Cars can help you keep your car on the road longer and avoid hefty service bills. It’s usually cheaper to fix a problem if caught earlier rather than later.