Spring Preventative Maintenance for Your Automobile Recommended After Winter

Are you ready for spring? It’s almost here! Our temperatures are rising out of the teens at night and the sun is shining more often. It’s time to dust off your house, yourself, and your car. Stringer Auto Repair list some recommended preventative maintenance services below to help your automobile get over the cold winter weather and get ready for the warmer spring and summer seasons.

Air Conditioner Service

Your vehicle’s air conditioner is a system that rarely requires maintenance, so it’s easy to forget about it. If it’s been years since you’ve had the refrigerant checked, as well as the hoses, compressor, and condenser inspected, it’s a good idea to schedule an AC service now before the warm summer weather hits.

Battery Test and Check

As you likely know, winter is rough on car batteries. The cold temperatures reduce the battery’s ability to generate power, which is why it’s much easier for your battery to die in freezing temperatures. We can test your battery to make sure winter hasn’t harmed it. We will inspect the case, too, to ensure there aren’t any signs of damage or internal problems.

Belt, Hose, and Filter Check

Cold weather is also hard on the belts and hoses. The materials from which these auto parts are made can get brittle and crack in the cold winter temperatures. Now is the time to check for damage. It is also the time to check your vehicle’s filters, especially the air filter, to make sure none of them need to be changed.

Fluid Replacement

Among crucial fluid replacement in the spring is an oil change and a coolant check and flush and refill if necessary. Even if you switched to synthetic oil over the winter, it’s time to refresh the motor oil in the engine. Have all of the fluids checked, including the transmission fluid if it hasn’t been checked in over 30,000 miles.

Tire Inspection/Rotation

A tire inspection is a good idea in the spring because the road salt is hard on your tires, suspension, and undercarriage. If you haven’t had your tires rotated in 6,000 miles, it’s time for a tire rotation, as well. Balancing the wheels at the tire rotation is also a good idea.

Windshield Wiper Service

Finally, you use your windshield wipers throughout the winter and their job isn’t done yet with spring showers on the horizon. It’s a good idea to check your wiper blades to make sure they will be able to keep the rainwater off your windshield and your visibility clear.

Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown, OH, would be happy to check your automobile for winter damage and get it ready for the spring and summer. Call us today.

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