Prepare Your Car for Spring

While it may not get as cold here in the winter as it does in other parts of the country, we still look forward to spring. It’s a time for renewal and a great time to clean out the cobwebs. It’s also a great time to clean your car and give it a good once over.

Start with a full car wash, inside and out. You can do it yourself or take it to a car wash. Full detailing is always nice and it can not only put some fresh life into your car, but it can also help extend the life of your paint job.

Rotate tires and have them checked out for wear and tear. Check pressure as it tends to change with the changing weather. When they are operating at optimal functioning, you get the best gas mileage too. Even a little off and it can lower your MPG.

A good time to change out your windshield wipers. Even though we don’t get a lot of rain, during rain showers isn’t the best time to find out yours are only sloshing things around on your windshield.

Have your battery checked out to make sure it’s not going to leave you stranded. You can bring it into American Five Star Auto to test it out for you. If it’s older than 4 years, you definitely want to have it checked out and consider having it replaced. When you’re running late to a meeting is definitely not the time to find out you needed a new battery!

Check all your fluids. Make sure you have plenty of oil and that you had an oil change within a reasonable period of time. You’ll want to fill up your wiper fluid too and make sure that all your other fluids are clean and to the necessary levels.

Open that hood! Look at all the components possible to look for wearing belts and other parts that are visible. It’s an easy way to possibly catch a problem before it turns into a real problem.

When you take the time to care for your vehicle, you will get the most out of it over a longer period of time. AND you will absolutely save yourself money i the long haul. Spring is the perfect time to change your car’s air filter too to help keep your car’s cabin free from pollen and debris as well as keeping the dust and dirt away from your engine. Your team of pros at American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission is here to partner with you to get the most out of your car!


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