Mother Nature has been playing with my emotions. She’s been playing the “It’s Spring! Nope. It’s still Winter! It’s Spring! Just kidding! Winter again!” game with me.
Well, it’s finally Spring!
Canadian Winters are tough on your vehicle, so it’s now time to get your vehicle ready for spring. In addition to an oil change, other routine preventive maintenance should be performed to prepare for each season.
My husband, Farmer John is serious when it comes to the maintenance of our vehicles and making sure our vehicles are ready for the changing of seasons.
One of the first things we do when the snow is gone for the season is change our Winter tires to Summer tires. We also make sure the right amount of air is in our tires, because sometimes they lose a bit of air pressure over the Winter.
Another thing we do is check all fluids in our vehicles. We make sure all lights are working correctly and we also make sure all the belts are in good shape. For example, belts and hoses for air conditioner and alternator.
One big thing we do for getting our vehicle ready for Spring is giving it a good wash, especially underneath (to remove sand and salt, and other debris from Winter driving). This helps make the vehicle last longer.
Check out this seasonal checklist so you can get your vehicle ready for spring:
☑ Oil, lube & filter
☑ Air & cabin filter
☑ Fluids: Transmission Flush, Coolant Flush, Brake Fluid Flush, Engine Flush, Power Steering Flush
☑ Wiper blades
☑ Spark plugs
☑ Interior & exterior lights
Your vehicle’s year, make, model, maintenance history and mileage will affect its tune-up requirements.
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How are you getting your vehicle ready for Spring?
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