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A Guide from Christian’s Automotive
Spring is finally here, which means warmer temperatures (fingers crossed), blooming flowers, and longer days. While spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, it can also bring some unique challenges for your car. From fluctuating temperatures to unpredictable weather patterns, your vehicle is sure to be put to the test. To help you prepare your car for the changes in spring weather, the experts at Christian’s Automotive have put together a quick guide.
Follow these tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly all season long:
Check Your Tire Pressure
As temperatures rise, the air inside your tires expands, which can lead to overinflation. On the other hand, if it’s still cold outside, your tire pressure may drop, which can result in under-inflation. Both of these scenarios can have negative effects on your car’s handling, fuel efficiency, and overall safety. To avoid issues, make sure to check your tire pressure regularly throughout the spring season, and adjust it as necessary. Most newer vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that will alert you if your tires are over- or under-inflated, but it’s still a good idea to use a manual gauge as well.
Check Your Car Battery
Another potential issue that can arise during the spring is a weak or dead car battery. This is because temperature fluctuations can cause the internal chemistry of your battery to break down more quickly. If your battery is older than three years, or if it’s showing signs of weakness (like slow cranking or dim headlights), it may be time for a replacement. You can also help prolong the life of your battery by keeping it clean and free from corrosion, and by not leaving electronic devices plugged in when the car is off.
Check Your Wiper Fluid and Replace Wiper Blades
Spring is a time of year that can bring a lot of rain and pollen, which can quickly obscure your vision while driving. To ensure that you have good visibility on the road, make sure to check your windshield wiper fluid regularly, and top it off as needed. You should also inspect your wiper blades for any signs of wear, such as cracks or missing chunks, and replace them if necessary. Good wiper blades can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your windshield clear on a rainy day.
By following these simple tips, you can make sure that your vehicle is ready to face whatever the spring weather brings. If you’re unsure about any of these maintenance tasks, or if you would like a professional to take a closer look at your car, don’t hesitate to contact Christian’s Automotive. Our experienced technicians can help diagnose any issues, provide quality repairs and maintenance, and get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. For more information, visit our website at https://christiansautomotive.com.