When your vehicle seems to be running smoothly, it’s easy to forget about the importance of routine vehicle maintenance. Regardless of your car’s age and conditions, it’s crucial to check on your vehicle a few times a year. With springtime rolling around, seasonal car maintenance is more important than ever, thanks to the damage winter can do to your vehicle. Here are a few things to check off your list when giving your car a seasonal once-over.
Check on your tires
Your tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. As such, it’s hard to overstate the importance of keeping them in good shape. As winter transitions into spring, be sure to monitor your tire pressure and alignment and keep an eye on your tire tread. If any of your tires looks particularly worn out, it could be time to invest in a new set.
Replace your wipers
Proper visibility is crucial when it comes to driving safety. Luckily, replacing your windshield wiper blades is inexpensive and a great way to ensure you can see the road ahead of you. If your blades are cracked, bent, or damaged, go ahead and replace them.
Roll through the car wash
Although a clear car might seem like a purely cosmetic concern, going to the car wash is a great way to prevent the built up of rust and other corrosive elements that can damage your car’s body and lower it’s resale value dramatically.
If the winter months managed to wreak havoc on your car, or if you’d just like a quick checkup, stop by Ryan Cadillac and visit our service department.