As the spring season approaches, if you’re like a lot of drivers out there, you probably can’t wait to start spending more time outdoors enjoying the nice weather and fresh air. However, before you jump behind the wheel and hit the gas, it’s a good idea to stop and think about having your car serviced at Xpress Lube in preparation for the warmer months ahead. Because of the toll winter conditions can take on a vehicle, you want to make sure your car is running at optimal performance, whether planning a short leisurely drive or a long, adventure-filled road trip.
Following these top springtime tips for car care, the trained and experienced mechanics at Xpress Lube will get you safely out on the road in no time.
Examine, Rotate and Balance Tires
Tires go through a lot in the winter, causing them to prematurely wear out if they aren’t properly maintained. Not only are they very expensive to replace, but they also play a major role in keeping the occupants of a vehicle safe from harm. Have your tire pressure and tread examined, as well as the tire itself to make sure nothing has gotten stuck inside that is contributing to a slow leak. In addition, have your Xpress Lube mechanic rotate and balance them to keep good alignment. If your tires show excessive wear, don’t hesitate to invest in new ones as soon as possible.
Inspect Your Windshield Wipers
You may think it’s time to finally turn the windshield wipers off for a few months and focus on the sunny days in front of you, but this is as great a time as any to have your blades inspected and repaired as needed. After all, spring showers are not uncommon, and you can never count on Mother Nature to be predictable no matter what season it is. After heavy use in the winter, it’s best to have windshield wipers fixed or replaced in readiness for the next storm.
Test the Brakes
Brakes are often used quite a bit throughout the winter season, and it’s easy for them to be unintentionally abused when relying on them to help get you through rough and wet road conditions. Also, the salt that is applied to roads to help eliminate snow and ice can contribute to the corrosion of brake parts. Since brakes are so crucial for driver safety, it’s important to have them tested by a professional.
Check the Air Conditioning
You probably don’t want to risk going into the hot temperatures of spring and summer with a malfunctioning air conditioner. Check that it is able to cool your car off in hardly any time, and if it doesn’t, be sure to have it serviced by your Xpress Lube mechanic.
Spring Clean Inside and Out at Xpress Lube
Items can accumulate inside a car quickly, especially if you spend a lot of time commuting. As you start putting together your spring cleaning checklist, add your vehicle so that you can begin to purge all the things that have piled up and have no business being in there. It’s also a good time to let Xpress Lube’s car wash service work their magic and ensure the undercarriage of your car is free of any lingering salt from the winter roadways.
Now that spring has sprung, don’t put off bringing your car into Xpress Lube for service to take care of any minor problems there may be before they become big, costly ones.