April is National Car Care Month, and it's the perfect time to give your car some extra attention and ensure it's running smoothly. Regular maintenance is key to keeping your car in top shape and avoiding costly repairs down the road. Here are some words of advice to remember during National Car Care Month:
- Check your tires: In honor of National Car Care Month, you should make sure your tires are inflated to the right psi and have good tread depth. Underinflated tires can impact vehicle handling and increase fuel consumption, while tires with low tread depth can increase stopping distance and reduce traction.
- Change your oil and filter: Regular oil changes help keep your engine running smoothly and can prolong the life of your vehicle. You can refer to your owner's manual for the recommended oil change intervals and make sure to use the right type of oil for your car.
- Replace your windshield wipers: Spring showers can be challenging to navigate, so please remember to check your windshield wipers to see if they are in good condition. If they're leaving streaks or skipping across the windshield, it's time for a replacement.
- Check your brakes: Brakes are one of your car's most important safety features, so make sure they're working properly. Have your brakes inspected if you hear unusual noises or if your car vibrates or pulls to one side when you brake.
- Test your battery: Cold temperatures can take a toll on your car's battery, so have it tested to make sure it's holding a charge. If your car battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement.
- Check your fluids: Make sure your car's fluids are at the proper levels, including coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. If you notice any leaks or low levels, have them checked out by a professional.
- Have a professional inspection: A certified technician can perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle, checking for any potential issues and addressing them before they become bigger problems. An inspection can give you peace of mind and prevent costly repairs down the road.
If you need any assistance with your vehicle maintenance this Spring, don't hesitate to call or visit our auto repair shop. The team at The Car and Truck Guys looks forward to serving you!