Spring is on the way in Lawrence, Kansas — and that means it’s the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for warmer temperatures. After the recent onslaught of nasty winter weather, these spring service tips will help your car run more smoothly and safely as you get out and enjoy the sun.
Get a battery test
Your car battery has to work much harder as temperatures drop, and there were certainly a lot of sub-freezing days in Lawrence this winter. Rising temperatures can be just as tough on batteries, so have a test done to make sure yours is still in good shape. If it’s ailing, replacing it now will save you a hassle later.
Check your tires
Winter conditions can hand your tires a beating. Get the tread depth checked out to make sure your tires can properly grip wet spring roads. While you’re at it, make sure the pressure in each tire is at the manufacturer’s recommended level — spring’s fluctuating temperatures can easily lead to overinflation or underinflation.
Replace the wiper blades
Ice and snow can do a number on your car’s wiper blades, making them less effective at maintaining visibility during spring showers. Check to see if it’s time to replace them, and be sure to top off the wiper fluid while you’re at it.
Don’t forget an oil change
Last but certainly not least, has your vehicle received an oil change lately? No matter the season, replacing old oil and getting a new oil filter on schedule will help your vehicle run more effectively and last longer.
Here at Laird Noller Lawrence Ford, we’re here to help you welcome spring. Set up an appointment soon with our friendly service experts to give your car the warm-weather care it deserves.