Spring is here, which means warmer weather is on the horizon! Now is a great time to take care of any lingering maintenance items. We here at Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln have a few helpful spring car maintenance tips to optimize your vehicle’s performance during the warmer weather.
- Tires – Salt, grime, and debris can do a number on your tires which are why they should be a primary concern when spring rolls around. Take the time to properly inspect each tire for any defects or abnormalities, such as bulges, bumps, and cuts. You should also make sure each tire is properly inflated to optimize the ride and fuel economy of your vehicle.
- Belts and Hoses – Cold weather can cause parts like belts and hoses to become brittle. That can result in cracks or other abnormalities that can effect engine performance. Look over all the parts under the hood to ensure they’re all in proper working condition. If not, make an appointment at your local dealership service department.
- Windshield Wipers – Spring may bring warm weather, but it can also bring heavy rain; this is why you should ensure your windshield wipers are in prime operating condition. Without windshield wipers, you could find yourself driving blind through a downpour.
These simple tips will help keep your car in top shape as we head into warmer weather. If there are maintenance issues that need professional help, feel free to contact us at Nick Nicholas Ford Lincoln!