Springtime Auto Maintenance Tasks

Springtime Auto Maintenance Tasks

Temperatures are finally warming up, making the open road all the more alluring. Before heading out for a long-distance drive, you'll want to be sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trek. Here are six auto maintenance tasks for spring.

Replace Wiper Blades

In the Northwest, the rain tends to be frequent throughout the winter and into the spring. After months of heavy use, your wiper blades may not be working great anymore. Replacing wiper blades is easy and cheap and helps ensure that you have optimal visibility when the skies open up.

Test Battery

During winter, freezing weather may have caused serious strain on your battery. To make sure your battery isn't likely to fail and leave you stranded, it's a good idea to get it tested.

Check Tire Pressure

With big swings in air temperatures between winter and spring, tire pressure can waver. Generally, tire pressure needs to be kept somewhere between 30 and 35 psi, but it's worth checking to see what exactly is specified for your tires.

Brake Service

To prevent significant brake trouble, pads should be replaced every 50,000 miles. When you get brake service, pads will be replaced if needed, and the mechanic will lubricate all braking system parts as necessary. If any serious brake problems are discovered, you'll be given an estimate for the repair costs.

Check/Change Oil

Prior to heading out on a road trip, you'll want to check to see if you're due for an oil change. Keeping up with your oil change schedule helps to ensure that your engine's moving parts stay properly lubricated and protected from serious damage that metal-on-metal contact could cause.

AC Service

Before summer heat arrives, it's important that your AC is ready to keep you nice and cool. When you get AC service, all system components will be checked and the mechanic will ensure that they're working efficiently.

If you need auto maintenance, be sure to visit a reputable mechanic. For auto maintenance in Portland, East Portland, and Gresham, OR, contact the experts at Comfort Auto & Body Repair at (503) 287-3022. Comfort Auto & Body Repair also specializes in collision repair in Portland, OR. Feel free to give Comfort Auto & Body Repair a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Comfort Auto and Body Repair Blog
Posted: May 16, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ