As the weather starts to warm up in New Orleans, it's essential to give your car some extra attention to ensure it's ready for the new season. Here are some early spring maintenance tips that will keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Check Your Tires
After a long winter, your tires might be worn out or underinflated. Check the tire pressure and ensure it matches the manufacturer's recommendations. Also, don't forget to inspect the tire tread for signs of damage or wear.
Inspect Your Brakes
Your brakes are one of the most critical safety features of your car. Ensure your brake pads are not too worn and the brake fluid is at the right level. If you hear strange noises when you apply the brakes, take your car to our auto service shop for an inspection.
Change Your Oil
Changing your oil on a regular basis is the key to maintaining the health of your engine. If it's been a while since your last oil change, take your car to an auto repair shop and have the oil and filter replaced.
Check Your Battery
Cold weather can be tough on your car battery. Check the battery terminals for any signs of corrosion, and make sure that the connections are tight. If your battery is more than three years old, consider having it tested or replaced.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
Winter weather can be tough on your wiper blades. If you notice streaks or smears on your windshield when you use your wipers, it's time to replace them.
Check Your Fluids
Check all of your car's fluids, including brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant. Make sure that all of the levels are correct and that there are no signs of leaks.
Inspect Your Belts and Hoses
Cold weather can also take a toll on your car's belts and hoses. Check them for any signs of wear or damage, and replace them if necessary.
Taking the time to perform these early spring maintenance tasks can help ensure that your car runs smoothly and safely throughout the season. If you're not comfortable performing these tasks yourself, bring your car to NOLA Automotive Repairs Inc, and we will take care of the rest!