As winter comes to an end and spring approaches, Massachusetts drivers need to prepare their vehicles for the change in weather conditions. Here are some essential car maintenance tips that Massachusetts drivers should perform in the spring to keep their cars running smoothly.
Check the Battery: Cold temperatures can be hard on car batteries. It’s thus essential to check the battery's charge to ensure that it is ready to go. The life expectancy of a battery is 3-5 years, but closer to three for Massachusetts drivers.
Replace Wiper Blades: Snow and ice can cause wiper blades to wear out faster than usual. Spring is the perfect time to replace worn-out wiper blades and make sure that they are in good working condition.
Change Oil and Filters: Regular oil changes and filter replacements are essential to keep your car running smoothly. Spring is an excellent time to get an oil change to make sure your car is ready for the warmer months ahead.
Check the Tires: Cold weather can cause tire pressure to drop, and snow and ice can cause tires to wear unevenly. Bring your car to Copeland Chevrolet to check the tire pressure and ensure that the tires are in good condition, including the spare tire.
Test the Brakes: Brakes are your car’s top safety drive — and winter driving is often hard on them. It’s crucial to check the brakes, including the pads, discs, and calipers, to ensure that they are in good working condition.
Check Fluid Levels: It is essential to check the fluid levels of your car, such as coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. At Copeland Chevy, we’ll top off any fluids that are low and make sure there are no leaks.
Clean the Car: Winter is typically the toughest season on a car’s exterior. Wash the car and remove any dirt and grime that has accumulated over the winter months to help protect the bodywork and increase its resale value.
By performing these essential car maintenance tasks, Massachusetts drivers can ensure that their cars are ready for the spring season. Taking care of these tasks now can help prevent problems down the road and keep your car running smoothly all season long. Schedule a maintenance appointment at Copeland Chevrolet in Brockton, Massachusetts, so that our expert technicians can prepare your car for spring and beyond!