4 Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Spring

car maintenanceSpring Car Maintenance

Now that the weather is heating up for spring, it is the perfect time to start planning your next road trip. If your car has spent most of the frigid, winter months sitting in your garage, it is important that you take the right steps to prepare your car to hit the road. Keep these 4 spring car maintenance tips in mind to ensure that you do not get stranded on the road this season.

  1. Check your battery – the cold winter weather can wreak havoc on all of your cars starting components, including the battery. If your interior lights or headlights seem dimmer than usual, it may be a sign of a weak battery. Swap out your old battery for a new one to ensure that your car starts up every time you turn the key.
  2. Check your brakes – salt on the roads that was used to melt the snow can start to corrode your brakes, so make sure to get them checked by a professional. If your car tends to pull to one side when you brake, or you hear squeaking or grinding noises, it may be a sign of trouble.
  3. Check your tires – checking the tread on your tires is very simple. Take a penny, and place it in between the tire treads with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see Lincoln’s head, it is time to replace your tires. Also, make sure to check the tire pressure to ensure that all tires, including your spare, are properly inflated.
  4. Check your air conditioning – the warm weather means turning up your air when you get into your car. Turn your air completely up to make sure that it reaches the right temperature in a timely manner.

The new season is also the perfect time to look over your car insurance policy. Contact Alliance Group in Fairport, New York for all of your auto insurance coverage needs.