Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring
This winter was especially brutal across the nation. Even parts of Georgia were covered in snow and experienced single-digit temperatures. Such weather takes a toll on your car which is why it is important to take the time and prepare your car for spring. Take a moment to check out this maintenance list from the professionals at Mr. Transmission.
It is always important to check the air in your tires regularly. Rising temperatures can also cause changes to the air in your tires and cause them to wear unevenly. A tire rotation may be in order if it has been more than 5,000 since your last tire change. If you have over 60,000 miles on your current set, it is a good idea to invest in new tires before this year’s rainy season. Have your mechanic also check your suspension and alignment.
Icy roads can wreak havoc on your brakes. If you notice that your brake pedal is stiff or if you hear your brakes squeaking, it is time to make an appointment to have them checked by a trained professional. Change out pads and rotors as needed.
Have your engine’s oil and transmission fluid checked. Experts recommend an oil change and new filters approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles and a transmission flush every 40,000-50,000 miles. Fill up on windshield wiper fluid and check coolant levels before it gets too hot.
If you didn’t brave the cold to give your car some TLC this winter, now is the time to wash away the grit and grime. Make sure to give you car a good scrub down and take the extra time to have it properly waxed. This will protect your paint-job from fading in the summer sun. Inside, apply leather conditioner to leather seats and protective cleaner to your dashboard and console. These measures will prevent breaking and cracking from the summer heat.
If you are looking for engine maintenance or transmission repair in Buckhead or Sandy Springs, GA, seek out the professionals that offer a variety of comprehensive services. Advanced diagnostics will put your mind at ease concerning that ominous ‘Check Engine’ light. Call today and ask about a performance check from Mr. Transmission that will make sure your car is ready for spring.