Spring had Sprung and I think we can all agree that car problems are the ABSOLUTE WORST. The winter months can put some wear and tear on your vehicle. Here are some things you should do to ensure that your vehicle is ready for that “Spring Break” Road Trip!
1. CHECK YOUR BATTERY
The cold months can be hard on your battery due to cold weather and other salts and chemicals they place on the road for safety. If your windows are rolling down slowly or your vehicle lights are dimming this may be a sign to have your battery checked to make sure it isn’t on its last leg. Better this than walking out to your vehicle the next time and having it fail to start.
2. CHECK YOUR WIPER BLADES
In the Pacific NW, we already have plenty of rain but Spring more than likely calls for more! It is a staple that we all have a good set of wipers for safety and clear vision while driving in the rain. A good rule of thumb is to get them replaced every 6 months to avoid worn out wiper blades.
3. CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE
Changes in weather can leave you with under inflated and even over inflated tires, it is best to always make sure your vehicles tires are inflated to the proper pressure and while your at it, why not check on your Tire Tread too!
A quick way to check your Tire Tread is by the Penny Test:
Take a penny and insert it into the tread with Lincoln’s head down. If his head disappears, you’re good. If you can see the top of his head, then it’s time for new tires.
4. GET YOUR BREAKS CHECKED
Think about how you drove this past winter in accordance with the weather and its easy to see the strain that of which was put on your vehicles brakes. It is a good idea to have a professional inspect them to be sure your brakes are ready for those Spring and Summer Road Trips.
All O’Brien Auto Group Dealerships have highly trained service professionals and Open Service drives for your convenience. Make sure your vehicle is SPRING READY Visit us online at Obrien Auto Group Service, and Schedule your Service Appointment Today!