As winter relinquishes its hold, the approach of spring inspires drivers everywhere to take to the roads more often. With summer just over the horizon, you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the driving season. Whether you plan to stay close to home or strike out for parts unknown, make sure to attend to these areas of spring car maintenance.
Under the Hood
First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure to get your oil changed. Even if you haven’t accumulated 3,000 miles, you should replace the oil every three months or so. All of your fluids deserve to be checked, especially your antifreeze, which needs refreshment every couple of years. Lastly, your hoses and belts deserve inspection. The cooling system hoses warrant special attention, as they can deteriorate from within.
Beneath the Vehicle
You should check your brakes thoroughly as part of seasonal maintenance, including the drums, lining, and rotors. Your struts and shocks should have no signs of physical damage, such as rust, leaks, or dents. If any fluids leak from beneath your vehicle, take it in for a professional look.
Several aspects of your BMW’s exterior deserve a review with the changing season. Take a good look at each of the following, and for any issues, contact Bimmer Repair.
- Wiper Blades: Replace every three months.
- Tires: Tread depth, uneven wear, under or over-inflation.
- Paint Damage: Chips and minor damage can worsen quickly.
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