Spring Car Maintenance: Proper Car-Care Tips

Spring Car Maintenance - Gladewater, TX

Spring auto maintenance is just as important as spring cleaning. The change of seasons should remind you to perform routine maintenance. This includes changing the oil and filter, topping off fluids, and more. Changing weather patterns in the spring make auto maintenance especially important for dependability and safety reasons.

Filters

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, replace any necessary filters, including the oil and oil filter every three months or 3,000 miles. Change the fuel and air filters every two years as well.

Tires

Inspect your car’s tires. This includes the condition — such as cracking, bulges, or bald spots — as well as the tire pressure. Air pressure dipping in the cold likely entails tires being overinflated in the warmer spring. Stop by your nearest gas station for an air-pressure gauge and an air pump.

Wipers and Windshield

Swap the wiper blades once a year. Depending on where you drive, consider putting Rain-X® on the windshield to improve visibility during a downpour.

Other Necessities

Remove any garbage from the cabin, and be sure to wash and wax your car. A coat of wax will protect the paint and the clear coat, ensuring your car sustains its pristine condition.

Stop in at our service department at McKaig Chevrolet Buick for any car care needs and tips. Schedule an appointment with our certified technicians.

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