Winter is finally leaving and spring is fast approaching in its wake. A new season means there’s new car maintenance to take care of in preparation for warmer weather and heavy rains. While spring isn’t nearly as hot as summer, the increase in temperature can still cause problems for unprepared vehicles and drivers. Allow the service department at Schaumburg Mitsubishi to inspect your vehicle and perform any maintenance necessary to ensure your car operates at peak performance.
The health of your vehicle is very important, and there are several things you should have checked out after a long winter. Schaumburg Mitsubishi suggests a wash and wax, oil change, and a brake inspection in preparation for the spring.
A simple wash and wax can go a long way after the winter weather has finally left. Salt, dirt, and grime tend to build up on your car, causing the paint to fade and rust to creep up. Heading to a car wash or using your own supplies at home will ultimately help preserve your car’s appearance. Waxing the vehicle afterwards will ensure a sleek shine for weeks to come.
One spot many drivers fail to wash is beneath the hubcaps. Road salt and grime can accumulate in the small spaces and can be hard to dislodge. It’s well worth it to remove the hubcaps and give your car’s tires a good scrubbing!
The cold winter weather can do a number on your oil. Warm weather will cause oil to thin which means old oil might not be as effective at lubricating, cooling, and protecting your engine. Any dealership service department can quickly change your oil and oil filter, ensuring your engine runs at peak performance all spring long. Many dealerships will rotate the tires as well, effectively extending the life of your tires.
Winter can do a number on your braking system as well. Have a certified technician inspect your brake pads and get a new set if necessary. Heavy rain can cause slick roads which take longer to stop on. Fresh brake pads will optimize your safety this spring.