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What does my car need for spring break?

What does my car need for spring break from Wayside Garage

As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, it's time to give your car some extra love and care. Here are some simple tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly this spring:

- Check Your Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have good tread depth. You can use a tire gauge to check the pressure and a penny to check the tread depth.
- Inspect Your Wipers: Winter weather can be tough on windshield wipers. Check for any signs of wear or damage, and replace them if necessary. Don't forget to top up your windshield washer fluid, too!

- Change Your Oil: Remember, engine oil should be replaced every 6 months or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. Schedule an oil change if you're due for one.

- Test Your Battery: Cold weather can take a toll on your car battery. Test it to make sure it's still holding a charge, and replace it if it's weak or old.

- Clean Your Car: Even though we don't have salt on our roads, it's still a good idea to give your car a thorough wash to remove dirt, road grime, and pollen, keeping it looking its best.

- Check Your Fluids: In addition to oil and windshield washer fluid, make sure to check other vital fluids like coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid.

- Inspect Belts and Hoses: Cold temperatures can cause belts and hoses to become brittle and crack. Inspect them for any signs of wear or damage, and replace them if needed.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your car is ready for the warmer months ahead. If you need any assistance with maintenance or repairs, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts at Wayside Garage. Happy spring driving!

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