Spring 2022 Auto Maintenance Tips  
 

When springtime comes, the chances are good that you will be itching to go on a road trip. As the thermometer starts to climb, you will probably start getting your vehicle ready for your next adventures. Before you embark on a trip with your car, however, you'll want to make sure your car is in top shape to handle all the demands you have for the spring and summer season.

Check the Steering and Suspension

One of the most important things you'll want to do when you are getting your car ready is checking the steering and suspension systems. Even seemingly innocent roadside mishaps like hitting potholes can take a toll on the steering and suspension systems in your vehicle. When you hit a pothole or other obstruction in the road, it can do quite a bit of damage to your car. If the steering pulls to one side of car, you may need an alignment on your car. A ride that feels stiff and uncomfortable might mean that your car needs to have its suspension checked.

Look at the Air Conditioning System

The air conditioning system is a component in your vehicle that you might not often think about, especially in the winter. However, when spring rolls around you may start to use the A/C unit for the first time in months. When the temperatures start to warm up, it's important to start up the air conditioning system to see how it works. You should try running the fan in the A/C system at all speeds to check its function. If the fans don't seem to be blowing air at full force, you will want to bring your vehicle in for inspection.

Dings and Dents

Dings and dents on your car, even if they seem minor, can add up to create real problems. If you drive on snow and ice, the chances are good that you'll get into an accident at some point in time. Spring is the optimal time to bring your vehicle in for repairs. Paintless dent repairs are one of the most common and practical means of upgrading and updating your vehicle. Paintless repairs are also a great method that you can use to help your vehicle retain its value, especially if you decide to either sell or trade-in your car.

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is important for your home, and it's also important for your vehicle. When winter is over, your vehicle could use a good cleaning, just like your home. You'll need to get rid of dirt, sand, and salt that has accumulated in your vehicle over time. You also need to thoroughly clean your vehicle's interior, which includes the seats, floor mats, and other components.