The weather is slowly growing warmer which means now is a great time to take care of any spring service your car may need. Winter is usually particularly harsh on cars parked outdoors so be sure to look over your vehicle carefully. Since the season is changing, make sure your car is optimized for warmer weather with these spring service tips!
Making sure your oil is fresh will optimize your engine’s performance output and efficiency. Oil is responsible for lubricating, cooling, and protecting the engine so it isn’t worth skimping on an oil change to save a few bucks. Failing to change the oil and filter for too long can result in severe engine damage and that’s not a bill any driver wants to pay.
Take the time to make sure all of your vehicle’s exterior lights work. Burnt-out headlights and taillights can lead to disaster on the road. Make sure your interior lights are working as well, including the overheads that allow you to see what you’re doing in the dark. Replace any dead bulbs for maximum safety this spring.
Winter can be particularly harsh on your wiper blades which is why the changing of the season marks the perfect time to install a new set. Wipers are relatively inexpensive and ultimately ensure that you can see in harsh weather. Spring is known for heavy rains so it would be wise to take care of your wipers now. Installation instructions for your vehicle can be found in your owner’s manual.
Your vehicle’s charging system is susceptible to changes depending on the weather. Cold weather can put strain on the system, leaving it weakened when warmer weather rolls around. Test it yourself at home or have a professional take care of it. Now would be a good time to clean the posts, make sure connections are secure. Consider replacing your battery altogether if it’s over three years old as well.
If you have any questions about preparing your car for spring, then just leave a comment and we here at Gossett Audi will be glad to provide an answer.