Car driving on road in spring

We are entering spring here in Massachusetts. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the trees are back to green. Your car is just as excited about the new season as you! The rigid winter was pretty rough on your car, so it is beneficial to inspect your car so no problems arise as we get further into the season of spring. Check out the ways you should be preparing your car for warmer days!

Tire Pressure

The change in the weather causes fluctuation in your tire pressure. That is why it is particularly important to check your tire pressure when transitioning from winter to spring. Using a pressure gauge to ensure your tire pressure is up to par with what it should be in your car manual will ultimately be much cheaper than having to purchase new tires in the long run!

Wiper Blades

After months of scraping ice and clearing snow, it is possible that your windshield wiper blades become worn and tattered. Start by testing your wipers; if they are simply dragging water around, it could be time to replace them. Make sure to check your wipers before ever driving in the rain to ensure you are able to see and drive safely.

Tire Treads

Along with taking a toll on your tire pressure, winter can take a big toll on your tires themselves. Your tires endured months of driving in the snow, ice, salt, and horrible road conditions. It is extremely unsafe to drive with worn-down tire treads. An easy test you can conduct to make sure your tread is okay is the penny test; place a penny into the grooves of your tire and if you are still able to see Lincoln’s head, it is time to replace your tires.


Winter drains out of a lot of the fluids in your car. Before transitioning into spring, it is in your best interest to check all fluids including your oil, wiper fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering, and coolant. If they are low, make sure to fill them up to where they need to be.

Exterior Lights

The snow, dirt, and salt can leave your exterior lights in pretty poor condition. If you feel as though your lights are not shining as brightly as you need them to, you can easily polish them up at home. If that is not doing the trick, it is time to invest in new bulbs.

ASI Collision Inc.

For any other questions or concerns about suggested spring maintenance tips, please feel free to give ASI Collison Inc. a call at 617-364-1722 or fill out our online contact form.

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