In the winter months, you are more worried about driving safely on slippery and icy roads. However, don’t forget that spring is round the corner and you will have to prep it up. This way, you will be able to enjoy the warmer weather and take advantage of the travel season without worries. CarPros has a few tips to ensure optimal vehicle maintenance to get your vehicle spring-ready.

1) Windshield Wipers

Check the windshield wiper blades. The cold weather may have caused the blades to crack or tear. If the wipers are cracked, cut or torn, or leaving streaks on the windshield glass, it is time to replace them right away. Do not delay as these blades ensure optimal visibility while driving.

2) Inspect the Tires

More vehicle owners are transitioning to all-weather tires. If you are using snow tires, remember to replace the tires for spring. CarPros recommends that all car owners should check the treads of the tires. If the treads are showing signs of wear and tear, the tires should be replaced. If the treads have worn out unevenly, it means the car requires wheel alignment. This is also the right time to ensure that the tires are properly inflated as it can affect fuel economy and tire wear.

3) Wash and Wax the Car

To get your car ready for spring, wash and wax the car. Wash it well to get rid of the salt and sand. Focus on the undercarriage, as it will have deposits of both. Remember to wash the tires and wheels before you wash the car body. Spring is the perfect time to wax the car. It will protect the finish of the paint and also make it easier to wash the vehicle.

4) Change the Fluids and Filters

To get ready for a change of season, change the oil and filter. If you cannot do it, the experts at CarPros would be more than happy to do it for you. This is also the right time to change the coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. It will help to keep the car functioning optimally during spring.

5) Get the Car Tuned

Get the professionals at CarPros to tune up your vehicle. The experts will inspect the charging and starting, powertrain control, fuel, ignition, emissions, battery, and the engine. The pros will also check the hoses and belts. It is prudent to remember that belt failure can adversely affect the cooling system, air conditioning, power steering and electrical system of the vehicle. During the tuning, if there are issues, Car Pros will let you know and do the necessary repairs.

6) Check Under the Vehicle

Just under the hood and inside the car is not sufficient to get it ready for spring. You should also check under the vehicle, in particular, the brakes and brake lining, drums and rotors. Also, inspect the struts and if you find the car rolling or swaying while taking turns, it is time to replace them.

7) Check the Emergency Kit

You should always have an emergency kit in your car. Remove all items that you have in the kit for winter. Check the items to ensure they are working properly and are not expired. Replace anything that is out of date.

These are a few maintenance tips to prepare your car for the spring. If you cannot do it yourself, get in touch with CarPros and the experts there will ensure your car is all ready to welcome spring.

CarPros is a used car dealership in Pueblo , CO. We also have an in-house car service center.