Now that spring is finally here, it’s time for some spring cleaning. You’ve dusted your house, cleaned your patio, and now it’s time to give your car some TLC too. Here are some spring maintenance tasks you should perform so your car is in good shape for the nice weather.
Check your fluids
Now that your car can come up for air after the winter, you’ll want to pop open the hood and check your fluid levels. These fluids include your engine oil, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and antifreeze/coolant. Most of these fluids will need topping off, if not a complete replacement.
Inspect your hoses and belts
Winter can do a number on your hoses and belts, so you want to check those out now that the sun is showing its face again. Inspect for cracks, holes, or soft spots in any of the lines or belts. You’d hate to have one snap off or break while you’re driving.
Clean your car inside and out
All the snow, salt, and cold air have tarnished your paint and interior, and now is the perfect time for a deep cleaning. Wash and wax the outside so it shines, and vacuum out your interior.
Peak under your car
During your spring maintenance, it’s a good idea to check out some things under the car. For example, inspect your brakes, struts, shocks, and fluid containers. If you see any problems, you might want to check out tool distributors for things like tie rod puller, replacement floor jack handle, strut coil spring compressor, and whatever else you need to throw in your OEM tool box to be able to work on your car.
Each year, more than $60 billion worth of car maintenance goes unperformed. Don’t be one of those people. Make sure you check fluids, inspect hoses and belts, clean everything, and take a look under your car so that it can recover from winter and run like a charm for the spring and summer. For all the tools you need, check out one of the best tool distributors around, Mobile Distributor Supply. We have pretty much everything you need to perform your spring car maintenance.