Spring Fever!

Does anyone else have spring fever?! The first day of spring this year is March 20th and not that we’re counting or anything, BUT WE’RE COUNTING!

After months of brutally cold temps, ice and lots of snow, we seem to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, (or at least we hope so!) 

So, to get you thinking about spring and the maintenance that comes along with owning a vehicle, we’ve compiled a list of several things you need to check for! 

By using this checklist, we can help you diagnose the different types of services or repairs your vehicle might need this spring and what you should be keeping an eye out for! 

And remember, if you need help, the experts at Jack’s Brake & Alignment specialize in complete automotive repairs including work on transmissions, brakes, alignments, oil changes, and more! 

Here’s what you should keep in mind when getting your vehicle ready for spring! 

Engine Problems: 

Besides your engine’s oil, you also have to keep an eye on its coolant! Once the weather starts to get warmer, your engine overheating becomes more likely. 

We know that with the recent temps in the 40s, it practically feels like summer to us Midwesterners, but you should make sure that your engine’s coolant level isn’t below the “Fill” line.

And while you’re at it, you should check your engine’s air filter. It’s a good habit to do this every time the oil is changed. 

If you see any leaks, fluid build-ups, rips or tears, your filter needs replaced. 

Let’s make sure that check engine light doesn’t come back on! 

Tire Problems: 

The weather shifting from cold to warm can take a toll on your tires as the material contracts and expands, which can eventually lead to cracking, weakness, problems with tire pressure, and potentially a flat.  

Each vehicle has specifications for tire pressure so it’s important that you consult the manual or check for indication of the correct amount listed on your tires. 

Windshield Wiper Blade Problems: 

When all the rain starts to come this spring, you’ll want to have a good pair of working wiper blades to help you see! 

When oil, wax, grease, dirt and other substances build up this can cause your wipers to jerk and not move smoothly. 

If your wipers are showing any of these signs, it’s time for a new pair!

We hope that you take these springtime repairs into consideration, and if you need help or have any questions, call Jack’s Brake & Alignment!  

-Jack’s On The Road Again!

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