Spring Car Care Tips

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Winter is finally over, and spring has come to Plainfield! Trees and flowers are already beginning to bloom, the sun is shining, and the warm air is spreading cheer all over the Plainfield area.

Although spring is beautiful, it can create some driving hazards. Like they say, “April showers bring May flowers.”….But those showers can also cause things like accidents! That’s why April is a perfect time to check on the health of your car. PKW Motorwerks wants to help you keep your European vehicle in top shape all season.

Here are some spring car care tips to help keep you and your family safe and happy this spring and summer:

1. Check your brakes

All the rain that falls in the spring produces wet, slick roads. A simple way you can help prevent accidents is by making sure your brakes are functioning correctly. You can do this by getting your brakes checked. It’s essential to make sure they are working how they should and that they haven’t become worn out over the winter.

2. Check your tire pressure

Winter and its cold air can take a toll on your tire pressure. The fluctuation of air temperatures can cause different pressure levels in each of your tires. Underinflated tires can cause poor fuel mileage which will cost you more at the pump and can wear your tires down prematurely. While you’re checking your tire pressure, make sure also to check your spare tire’s pressure.

3. Check your tires’ tread

While you’re looking at your tire pressure, take a glance at the tread. Did you know that your tires’ tread is what grips the road as you drive around Plainfield? Just like the tread on your shoes, your tires’ tread plays a big role in preventing your vehicle from slipping on wet surfaces. Because it often rains in the spring and roads become slick, it’s very important to have good tire tread so you can stay in better control of your vehicle!

4. Check your fluid levels

A vehicle’s fluid levels can be confusing. However, they are critical to the health of your car. Now that it’s spring, you have a fresh chance to check all your vehicle’s fluids, including engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, antifreeze/coolant, and of course, oil. All these fluids help your engine and other components of your vehicle to work properly. That’s also why regular oil changes your 30K, 60K, and 90K mile fluid flushes are vital to your car’s health.

For all of your European vehicle maintenance needs, PKW Motorwerks is here to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment.