Spring Maintenance Tips | Hirlinger Chevrolet Blog | West Harrison, IN

Spring is almost here which means it’s time for another round of seasonal car maintenance. Check out these spring maintenance tips so you can take advantage of the upcoming warm weather.

Oil

Oil plays three major roles within the engine block: lubricate, cool, and protect. Failing to change your oil on a regular basis can result in engine damage and decreased performance and efficiency. With spring rolling around, now is the perfect time for an oil change.

Windshield wipers

As a general rule, you should replace your windshield wipers every six months. Snow and ice that accumulate on the windshield can do significant damage to the rubber wiper blades. With spring rains coming up, replacing the windshield wipers isn’t just a recommendation, it’s a safety precaution.

Replacing your windshield wipers is fairly inexpensive and takes just a few minutes to do at home. By getting a new set of wiper blades, you guarantee you have a clear windshield, even in heavy rains.

Battery

With winter rolling away, now is the perfect time to check the battery. Take a few moments to tighten the connections and keep an eye out for abnormalities. Scrape away any corrosion and make sure the battery is secure. Bumps and bulges can indicate you need a new battery sooner rather than later. If your battery is more than four or five years old, it’s time for a replacement.

Ready your car for spring by scheduling a maintenance check at Hirlinger Chevrolet.