The arrival of spring means warmer temperatures, more hours of sunshine, and a reminder to perform seasonal maintenance on your car. After a long, cold, and rainy winter in Victoria, your car may need some attention. Here are a few spring maintenance suggestions to help your car recover from winter and prepare for the new season.
A new season signals that it might be time for an oil change. Most vehicles should have their oil changed every 5,000-7,500 miles with standard or partially synthetic oil. But you could go up to 15,000 miles without needing an oil change if you use a full-synthetic option. An oil change will breathe new life into your vehicle’s engine and help it perform more efficiently.
Fluctuating temperatures affect the health of your car’s battery. Get it checked to see how much strength it has left. If the charge is low or there are any signs of corrosion or damage, it’s time for a new battery.
To operate your car safely and effectively, the tires need proper inflation, substantial tread, and no signs of cracks, tears, bulges, or damage. Be sure to thoroughly inspect your tires and replace them if necessary.
Windshield wiper blades
We get a lot of rain during winter in our area, and spring is sure to bring even more during your daily drives. You’ll want to be sure the windshield wipers are up for the challenge and don’t have any tears or cracks in them.
The only way to know if your car’s taillights, headlights, turn signals, brake lights, and interior lights are working is to check all of them. Replace any burned-out bulbs and even if every light is in working order, you can make them shine brighter with a good cleaning.
You can get any of these services done on your vehicle when you visit our service department at Atzenhoffer Mitsubishi in Victoria, TX.