It may seem like yesterday that you were last carrying out seasonal vehicle maintenance, but with spring finally on the horizon, it's time to check over your vehicle and prepare it for those long summer drives ahead.
The winter can be harsh on any vehicle. Here are a number of things you can do to prepare your vehicle for spring and ensure it gives you the best performance when you need it the most.
1. Check Your Wheels Are Properly Aligned
If your wheels are not properly aligned, you could find that your vehicle doesn't handle the road as it should. Not only can this be dangerous, but it could mean your tyres wear out prematurely. If you have noticed that your vehicle is pulling to one side or struggling to drive straight, you may need to consider having your wheels aligned at your local garage.
2. Make Sure Your Tyre Tread Is Sufficient
Checking your tyres may be something you only remember to do before you set off on a long journey, but this task needs to be a regular fixture on your car maintenance schedule. Tyre tread can wear down fairly quickly and it is important to carry out these checks several times a year. Spring is the perfect time to do this, and you will also find that many tyre dealers have some great offers on at this time of the year.
3. Give Your Fluids A Top Up
n order to run properly, a vehicle needs to have its fluids topped up on a regular basis. This means topping up your oil, brake fluid and water. You might also need to top up your antifreeze as UK weather can be quite unpredictable during the transition from winter to spring. We may still get a heavy frost, even in April and May!
4. Check Your Battery Has Plenty Of Life Left
If you want your battery to see you through many months of summer driving and beyond, it is essential that it is performing at its best. The winter weather can be harsh on your battery and can cause performance to deteriorate without you realising. If your battery is four years old or more, it could be time to arrange a replacement.
5. Arrange For Minor Car Body Repairs
Here at Dentfix, we are the experts in dent repairs, and we advise all of our customers to arrange for minor scratches and scuffs to be repaired as quickly as possible to avoid the onset of corrosion. Take the time this spring to check over your vehicle and to arrange high quality repairs with your local car body repairs team.
At Dentfix, we offer the very best in car body repairs and dent repairs all year round, whatever the weather. Call Dentfix now on 0800 0188899 to find out more about our services and for a cost effective quote.