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5 Maintenance Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

5 Maintenance Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

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Spring is in the air! Which is why now is the perfect time for a good, healthy spring cleaning session. Most of us perform some sort of spring cleaning, whether it’s in our homes, garages or closets, but your car also deserves some seasonal love. These five easy maintenance tasks can help prevent serious damage and save you significant money down the road.

Check Wheels and Tires for Alignment Issues

From deep pot holes to icy and snowy roads, your wheels take a serious beating in the winter months. If you notice your car doesn’t drive completely straight or your vehicle pulls one way more than the other, it may be time for a wheel alignment. Make sure to also check your tread to ensure your tires are wearing evenly. And lastly but maybe most importantly, check the tire pressure to ensure your tires are inflated properly.

Change Wiper Blades

Spring and summer can mean lots of rain. Check your windshield wiper blades for signs of cracking, tearing and corrosion, and replace if necessary. Snow and ice can cause some hefty damage to your blades. Replacing then is an inexpensive maintenance cost that will ensure you always see clearly through even the worst summer storms.

Maintain Fluid Levels

Winter weather can affect the levels and quality of your car's essential fluids. Consult your vehicle maintenance guide to see if some of your fluids need to be replaced. If your last oil change was before the winter, now is the perfect time to check your oil levels as well as the quality of the fluid. It's also a good time to look into a transmission fluid exchange. The technicians at Sears Auto Center can perform any necessary fluid services for you.

Get Your Brakes Checked

Not many things are more important than your vehicle’s brakes. Having a thorough brake check before your summer road trip or family vacation is key. Your local Sears Auto technician can check the pads and rotors to ensure everything is safe, sound and operating smoothly.

Wash the Winter Off

The sand, salt and gravel that covers the road during the winter months can cause damage to your car's exterior and underbody. You can minimize damage by washing your car all winter long, but performing a deep cleaning when the cold weather ends can really help avoid severe rust and paint damage.

This spring, schedule an appointment at your local Sears Auto Center. We can perform a free multi-point inspection Performance Snapshot to help diagnose any issues you might need to address before hitting the road.

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