Vehicle Maintenance Tips For Spring, do you do them?
We just got a new minivan and I am kind of in love with it. I love being able to get a new vehicle and have it be SO clean from the get-go. Kids can really make a vehicle extra messy and gross and have a ‘do-over’ with a newer vehicle just feels SO good! I also know, that with a newer vehicle, that means that the maintenance on it has been taken care of for me for at least the next 3,000 miles. That feels good too! NO worries, just drive! There are some beautiful vehicles at ReedmanToll Auto Group and I go crazy for the new and used vehicles they carry!
Vehicle maintenance doesn’t have to be all that bad though. I have a hubby who works on cars for a living, so he does all the maintenance on the vehicles that we own. I feel good knowing that all of our vehicles are kept in good, running condition. But, for those of you who don’t have the luxury of a person in your family doing it for you, I have a few very helpful ideas for vehicle maintenance tips for spring.
Vehicle Maintenance Tips For Spring
- Check the fluids in your vehicle every 3,000 or so miles. This is really important so don’t forget to check the fluids! This includes brake fluid, window washing fluid, oil, water, etc.
- Check tires! With our older vehicle that we traded in for our newer vehicle, the tires on the older vehicle were ALWAYS getting low. It drove me nuts. I don’t know why either. We had just put new tires on the minivan and they were still getting low. I think it may be because of our LONG gravel road that we drive down every day, multiple times a day. The gravel tears up our tires, unfortunately. So, keeping an eye on the tires and maintaining them, making sure they have air, is vital for us and should be for everyone who owns a vehicle.
- Tire Rotation. We do this every so often. It is easy for my hubby to do this because he works in a ‘garage‘. He brings our vehicles in and lifts them up and rotates the tires in no time. Easy for us. I recommend bringing your vehicle in to have this done. Saves time and is much easier to have someone do it that can have your vehicle lifted to get the tires rotated quickly.
- Change the Air filters. It is important to change your engine air filters to ensure your car is running at its best. This will also help with gas mileage too. Nothing is worse than a clogged air filter! It can cause many issues with your vehicle.
- Take time to wash your car, inside and out. Winter can be rough on a vehicle, and washing it inside and out can help keep your vehicle pretty to look at and boost your confidence when driving it. Duh. No one wants to drive around a dirty, smelly vehicle during any season! That is my worse pet peeve is having to drive a dirty vehicle. Especially when my kids leave garbage or food behind! Just no.
What are some ways you keep your vehicle maintained? Do you do anything special? Or are you just sticking with the basics?