Whether your vehicle has been sitting idle or you’ve been too busy to think about preventative maintenance, it’s important to check that your car is still ready for the road. Right now, AAA Car Care is offering free digital inspections (learn more here) to help ensure your vehicle is as reliable as you are.
Six Spring Preventative Car Maintenance Tips
Top Off or Change Vehicle Fluids
Fluids play a major role in keeping your vehicle running well. They transfer heat, lubricate parts, and act as a cleansing agent. Each has a different recommended frequency at which they should be changed, so consult your manual or talk to a AAA Car Care service consultant to stay on top of your fluid maintenance.
Get Your Battery Tested
Winter is rough on batteries, draining power more quickly than usual. With the temperature rising, now is the time to get your battery checked to ensure you’re starting the season off right. Stop by a AAA Car Care center for a free inspection and, if needed, a new battery.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
We’ve had no shortage of rain already this year, which means your wiper blades have likely been getting a workout. On average they should be changed every six months or whenever you begin to notice streaking, skipping, bending, or wearing and tearing. Fully-functional wiper blades are essential for safe driving so be sure to check yours.
Inspect Your Tire Tread
Ensuring your tires have enough tread and proper air pressure will give you maximum control over your vehicle and help prevent hydroplaning. If it’s time for new tires, AAA Car Care offers a wide range of brands, makes, and sizes.
Check Your Air Conditioning
You’ll definitely want your A/C in peak condition when the temperatures start to rise. Being comfortable in the cabin isn’t just a luxury – it helps keep you focused. Make sure the cabin air filters are clean and functioning properly and your air conditioning is ready to keep you cool under pressure.
Check Your Engine Air Filter
The engine air filter prevents dust, dirt and other harmful debris from entering the engine compartment, which it does less effectively as it gets older. Replacing your filter can help protect your engine components from wear, improve your acceleration, and potentially increase your fuel efficiency.
AAA Car Care is available to assist anyone who needs to be on the road right now. We’ve instituted new safety measures, including no-contact drop-off and extensive cleaning procedures. You can find a location and make an appointment here.