Spring Maintenance Tips Garland TX

There may be no better time of the year to clean your car and do a thorough maintenance checkup than in the spring.


With spring upon us, it's time to break out the soap and water and give your ride the love and care it deserves. For the best results, do a deep cleaning that includes the engine bay, wash and wax the bodywork, and disinfect the interior.


The pressure inside your tires goes up and down along with the outside air temperature. During the cold winter months, pressure goes down, and you might have filled your tires in response. As a result, your tires may become overinflated as temperatures rise again during springtime. Overinflated tires can lead to excessive tire wear and higher risk of blowouts on poorly maintained roads. During your maintenance checkup, make sure that the tire pressure matches the manufacturer's recommended specification.


Experts recommend replacing windshield wipers twice a year. The start of the spring and fall seasons are the best times to do it. Even if you managed to avoid the cold all winter long, direct sunlight can damage the wipers' rubber. No matter which part of the state you live in, it's always a good idea to check the part of your car that helps you see the road better.


If you haven't changed the cabin air filter in a while, it may be time to give it a look. Springtime is usually synonymous with pollen and allergies. You can help reduce pollen intrusion by making sure your air filter is in good shape. Typically, it should be changed every 30,000 miles, but if you often drive in dusty areas, you may benefit from more frequent replacements.


If you ran into a particularly nasty pothole in the winter, you may have damaged the suspension or compromised the car's alignment. Poorly aligned wheels can lead to all sorts of driving oddities, and a bad suspension is downright dangerous. If your car drifts to the side and feels unstable over bumps, that's a sure sign that it should get checked out.


No matter how good your car feels to drive and how nice it looks on the outside, there's always the chance that something under the hood is building itself up toward a big repair bill. It's highly recommended that you schedule routine maintenance checkups at regular intervals.

We recommend visiting the service department at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, every 5,000 miles or at the start of each season to help ensure your ride is in the best possible condition. Call today at (888) 210-5287 to schedule your appointment!