Spring is the time for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining everything that made it through the long, cold winter. Your car should be included in that, of course! Spring is the perfect time to check up on your vehicle with professional maintenance services. If you’re unsure what type of spring maintenance your car needs, this checklist is an excellent place to start.
The oil in your car is what lubricates the parts inside the motor to keep things running smoothly. Regular oil changes are essential to keeping your vehicle running well. If you’re due for an oil change, why not start the spring season off right? Oil changes are a quick, affordable part of car maintenance, so there’s no reason to skip it!
Not getting regular oil changes and maintaining good engine oil levels can lead to more expensive issues in your car over time.
Wheel alignment keeps your car driving straight when your steering wheel is centered. Telltale signs of poor alignment include your vehicle pulling to one side or having to turn the steering wheel to one side to drive straight. Even if you aren’t experiencing any signs of a poor alignment, it never hurts to check. Many mechanics offer free alignment checks and brake inspections too! When your car is being maintenanced, ask about having the wheel alignment checked.
Driving with a poor alignment for too long can cause deeper, more dangerous issues in your steering and brake system. These issues can be expensive at best and potentially life-threatening at worst if they’re left unchecked.
The coolant in your car keeps it from overheating. While you usually don’t have to worry about the coolant doing its job, sometimes a flush is needed. A coolant flush removes build-up so the coolant can properly circulate to cool your car.
Spring is a great time to get a coolant flush before temperatures start to rise! Your car is more likely to overheat in the summer when outdoor temperatures are naturally higher. During your coolant flush, ask to charge the AC for better cold air all summer long.
An overall tune-up is a look at all the critical pieces of your car. Scheduling a tune-up each spring is a great way to assess any damages from the winter and repair them before summer. A tune-up can help any car regardless of other maintenance, mileage, or vehicle age. The cost is relatively low, and the impact it has on the lifespan of your vehicle will be significant!
Schedule your spring maintenance at ASI Collision today, a premium Audi-certified collision center offering high-end maintenance services, mechanical repairs, and collision repairs. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form to learn more!