As the winter makes way for the spring, your car surely needs a little extra care to prepare it for safe driving as it might have been exposed to cold, harsh weather throughout the winter season.
Here is a spring car maintenance checklist that you need:
- Schedule Oil and Oil Filter Change
- Replace the Batteries, If necessary
- Check the Tire Tread Depth
- Check the Tire Pressure
- Thoroughly Clean All the Car Lights
- Replace Your Wiper Blades and Fluid
If you want the engine of your car to be healthy, you must change oil and its filter regularly. Old engine oil becomes less effective. Changing the oil and oil filter is essential during a car maintenance schedule to keep your car engine lubricated and tuned.
With the spring approaching, exposure to warmer temperature may cause evaporation of essential battery fluids and accelerate corrosion. Make sure to check the batteries during the spring maintenance to ensure your car is starting properly.
Make sure to check your car tires have sufficient tread depth so that they can properly grip the road. If your car tire depth is compromised, it won’t be easy for you to control the car properly and make a quick stop if necessary.
Another important car care tip for spring is to make sure the tire pressure of your car matches the recommended tire pressure in your vehicle manual. This is because the temperature changes can also cause fluctuations in tire pressure.
Spring car maintenance also consists of polishing hazy headlights and tail lamps using a soft toothbrush, water, and baking soda. Consider replacing the bulbs if needed.
After months of clearing away snow or rain from the windshield of the car, your car wipers will surely show a good amount of wear and tear. Therefore, make sure to replace both your wiper blades and wiper fluids while doing the spring car maintenance.