Get Your Car Ready For Spring with These Helpful Tips

By Admin | Posted in Service on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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Top 5 Spring Car Care Maintenance Tips

There is no doubt that winter is the most difficult seasons on cars, and now that spring has arrived, it’s time to reward your car for enduring the rough winter by checking it over and getting it back into shape for the warmer months. There are a few routine maintenance issues that you should address every spring to make sure that your car retains its life and value, and to assist you with taking care of those issues, we’re taking a look at the top 5 spring car care maintenance tips. These are easy things to check, so don’t worry if you’re not an expert mechanic or anything like that. We’ll walk you through the steps.

1. Batteries, Plugs and Wires – These are a few of the systems that take the most abuse during cold months, and as they are essential to keeping your car running, you should be sure that no wires are frayed or on the verge of disconnection. If any of the batteries are more than three years old, consider getting them tested to ensure that they still have an adequate amount of juice.

2. Tire Pressure – Cold weather has the tendency to mess with the pressure in your tires. Frigid temperatures will cause the tires to lose pressure, so be sure to check the levels and inflate them to the recommended pressure if needed. This is also a great time to check your tire treads and determine whether or not the tires should be replaced.

3. Belts and Hoses – All of the belts and hoses that keep your engine running smoothly can also take a beating during the colder months. Ensure that they are in tip-top shape as the warmer months also put a strain on the belts, so you want to ensure that belts and hoses are brittle or cracking. If they’re more than five years old, consider replacing them completely.

4. Fluid Levels – Spring is another great time to check your fluid levels. This should be done consistently, but once again, spring is the ideal time. Be sure that your engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, coolant and windshield washer fluid are all at the proper levels, and fill if needed.

5. Suspension and Wheel Alignment – Cold weather can do a number on your suspension and wheel alignment, so this is one of those maintenance issues that should be checked every spring. However, this is one that you may not be able to do on your own. Schedule an appointment here at Matt Ford and we can help to realign everything for you.

There are a ton of spring car care maintenance tips that we could suggest, but these are five of the most important. If you’re not too sure what to do to prepare your car for the warmer months, be sure to schedule a service appointment here at our dealership. Our team of certified service professionals can do all of the crucial maintenance work for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about car care tips such as these spring car care maintenance tips, be sure to check out the rest of the Matt Ford blog where we have a ton of useful information about car care, as well as some of the newest vehicles in our new car inventory. Looking for oil change coupons in Kansas City MO? We have those too, as well as a number of other service coupons which allow you to save on service and repair here at Matt Ford.

 

17 Responses to “Get Your Car Ready For Spring with These Helpful Tips”

  1. Blair says:

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  5. Kevin Bates says:

    During spring we have found multiple problems with our cars. Therefore, we should be prepared for different possible things that will happen with our car during spring. Not only in spring, we have also found some other kinds of problems in another season also which consists of starting problems, tire pressure problems, and many others. We should follow some important points on how to maintain our car for spring. Thanks for such a wonderful article with useful information.

  6. Kevin Bates says:

    During spring we have found multiple problems with our cars. Therefore, we should be prepared for different possible things that will happen with our car during spring. Not only in spring, we have also found some other kinds of problems in another season also which consists of starting problems, tire pressure problems, and many others. We should follow some important points on how to maintain our car for spring. Thanks for such a wonderful article with useful information.

  7. Mark Horn says:

    When snowflakes start to fall, most of us know the basic car care drill, but when snow melts away and spring comes then it is not enough to rely on last winter’s car prep. So, I want to share some spring maintenance tips in the following which will help in ensuring that the car ready to drive on the road.
    1)When spring comes, it is good to switch out winter tires with the summer ones.
    2)Change the engine oil if necessary for better lubrication and smooth running of car on the road.
    Apart from these each individual should follow the basic spring maintenance tips that mentioned in the blog. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Mark Horn says:

    When snowflakes start to fall, most of us know the basic car care drill, but when snow melts away and spring comes then it is not enough to rely on last winter’s car prep. So, I want to share some spring maintenance tips in the following which will help in ensuring that the car ready to drive on the road.
    1)When spring comes, it is good to switch out winter tires with the summer ones.
    2)Change the engine oil if necessary for better lubrication and smooth running of car on the road.
    Apart from these each individual should follow the basic spring maintenance tips that mentioned in the blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Trung says:

    thanks for the tips

  11. Trung says:

    thanks for the tips

  12. Gregory Cox says:

    After passing over the most difficult time- winter for your car, you should implement the maintenance tips for spring. Almost all the preventives are nearly same throughout the year. All the car professionals suggest you to check your tires and their pressure, if needed you can replace and/or alter them. Battery which starts your car to run is also essential to be checked. Also, checking out engine oil, windshield and air filter cannot be ignored at all. Always to be more proficient, you can consult with an expert.

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    Skype has established its website-centered client beta on the entire world, following establishing it
    generally within the U.S. and You.K. before this
    month. Skype for Internet also now works with Linux and Chromebook
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    those need a connect-in installing).

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  15. Ashley Drew says:

    According to pros, as a car owner, you should take care of it like your own body. In accordance with seasons, the method of maintenance should be varied. The basic purpose of following maintenance ideas is to keep our vehicle always fit. Tire pressure, battery, belts and hoses, engine oil and suspension and wheel alignment are to be checked properly. Otherwise, your car condition will gradually wear out. So, you have to carry out regular maintenance at a reputable garage.

  16. Ashley Drew says:

    According to pros, as a car owner, you should take care of it like your own body. In accordance with seasons, the method of maintenance should be varied. The basic purpose of following maintenance ideas is to keep our vehicle always fit. Tire pressure, battery, belts and hoses, engine oil and suspension and wheel alignment are to be checked properly. Otherwise, your car condition will gradually wear out. So, you have to carry out regular maintenance at a reputable garage.

  17. Peter Hughes says:

    The freezing winter can be heinous on the vehicle. The potholes, glaze, and snowflakes can play mischief with the vehicle. That is why I feel that spring is the ideal time to shatter the winter sediments and harmonize the ride. Well, in this regard, I would like to tell that keeping up with spring care is the best way to keep the vehicle performance in the choicest condition during the transmutation from warmer weather to chilly weather and vice-versa. Here, you have listed 5 spring car maintenance tips. If anyone wants to keep his vehicle winter ready, he can either follow the above hacks or he can take the help of a trusted mechanic who can guide him in tuning the performance of the vehicle in the springtime.

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