Spring Auto Repair Maintenance Checklist

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Power Through Spring With These Helpful Maintenance Tips

Weather and environment can play a large role in the behavior, performance, and reliability of your vehicle. After a season of cold temperatures, it's always a good idea to make sure that your vehicle is equipped for the next season. 

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At Driver's Edge, we specialize in everything automotive. Whether your vehicle needs routine maintenance services as it prepares to brave the next season or you're in need of trustworthy repair services, there's no better place to trust than our Dallas, TX, auto repair center. Let's go over a brief spring car maintenance checklist and discover what services you should perform on your vehicle to prepare for the upcoming season. Be sure to schedule an appointment at Driver's Edge for auto maintenance and repair services that you can trust. 

Routine Service Saves Money and Avoids Breakdowns 

Routine maintenance is one of the most important ways to avoid breakdowns for your vehicle. Maintenance ensures that all of your vehicle's components operate in optimal conditions and helps to minimize your chances of needing auto repair service. Here are a few of the benefits of properly maintaining your vehicle:

  • Optimum fuel economy
  • Reduced chances of breakdown
  • Preserved performance
  • Increased vehicle satisfaction 

Although it's commonly known that maintenance plays an important role in your vehicle's reliability, it's important to understand which types of services your vehicle will need throughout its lifetime. For this, we recommend referring to your owner's manual, where you will find a detailed maintenance list, as well as the timing and mileage intervals that you should receive for each service.

If, perhaps, you don't have your owner's manual, you can most likely find a digital copy online with a simple search. You're also free to consult with one of our service advisors, who would be happy to provide guidance. 

What Spring Services We Recommend 

Here is a comprehensive list of the services we recommend performing on your vehicle as we prepare for spring:

Oil Change 

An oil change is an essential service that keeps your engine healthy by ensuring that it always has the proper lubrication it needs to run reliably. As your engine oil ages, its ability to protect, cool, and lubricate your engine begins to diminish; this is why it's important to stay on top of your oil change services. The frequency that your vehicle will need an oil change will depend largely on the type of oil that it uses:

  • Conventional oil: every 3,000 to 5,000 miles
  • Synthetic blend: every 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • Full synthetic: every 7,500 to 10,000 miles

If it's been a while since your last oil change, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our facility for fast and easy service. 

Windshield Wiper Blades and Fluid 

Winter can do a number on your windshield wiper blades. Due to frigid temperatures, salt, and contaminants from road grime, your windshield wipers can be left brittle and unable to clear your windshield when you need it most adequately. We recommend performing a windshield wiper replacement before spring to ensure you'll always enjoy optimal visibility. 

We also recommend refilling your windshield washer fluid to ensure that nothing stops you from enjoying a clear field of vision this season. 

A Battery Test 

Winter can be one of the most challenging seasons for your battery. Although you may have powered through the season without any problems, battling the cold temperatures of winter can leave your battery weakened and in need of replacement. We recommend performing a battery test to ensure that your battery can power through the next season. 

If our experts discover that your battery is low and needs to be replaced, our Dallas car repair center is the perfect place to come for battery replacement services. Our experts will install the battery that meets your vehicle’s needs so that it always has the power to start.

Tire Pressure 

Temperature plays a large role in your tire pressure. After winter, your tires can be left underinflated, in need of rotation, or even in need of replacement. We recommend performing a tire pressure check to ensure that your tires are properly insulated so that you can navigate the road safely.

If you're unsure of what your tire pressure is supposed to be, you can find your manufacturer's recommended pressure on the inside of your driver's door sill. 

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter at Driver’s Edge

At Driver's Edge, we can provide all of the maintenance and auto repair services that your vehicle will need throughout its lifetime. Whether your vehicle needs a routine service such as an oil change and tire rotation or you need other services such as a battery test, our experts are here for all of your auto-related needs. We even feature additional savings thanks to our service coupons that allow you to enjoy trusted service from ASE-certified mechanics while saving money.

Schedule an appointment at Driver's Edge today, and trust that your vehicle is in the hands of certified experts in Dallas.