Is Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Time Driving?

Winter takes a toll on your vehicle, especially in Omaha.  Spring cleaning season is a great time to make sure your vehicle survived winter with everything still in working condition. If you’re too busy then bring it into your favorite Omaha auto repair shop and we’ll take care of it for you. If you’re more of the DIY kind of person, here’s a useful list of things to look for.

  • Check your tires: Make sure they have the proper tire pressure and even tread. Underinflated tires will reduce your fuel economy. Uneven tread wear is a sign you might need a wheel alignment. Also be on the lookout for bulges and bald spots.
  • Vision Check: Check all of your interior and exterior lighting systems. Look at your windshield wipers and replace worn blades if needed. Springtime brings rain, so make sure your vision is optimized when on the road.
  • Filters & Fluids: Check all filters and fluids. Engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids need to be checked and filled if not at proper levels. While you’re there don’t forget to check windshield washer fluid your coolant levels. A dirty air filter wastes gas and causes reduction of engine power – replace it or clean it if need be.
  • Hoses & Belts: Check all hoses and belts and replace them if they’re loose, cracked, brittle, or frayed. They are critical to properly functioning electrical, air conditioning, power steering and cooling systems.
  • Battery: Take a close look at your battery. Make sure the connections are tight, clean and corrosion-free.
  • Vehicle Defect: Often times defects and recalls are issued that you may never hear about for one reason or another. It’s a good idea to check if there is a defect in your vehicle on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at nhtsa.gov/recalls. You can use your VIN number to pinpoint your vehicle.

Get peace of mind going into 2018 and know your vehicle is ready for another year of driving. Minor repairs and maintenance is always the best cure for major breakdowns and costly repairs. Bring your vehicle into the shop and we’d be more than happy to give it a thorough Spring checkup and get you back on the road knowing your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Call for an appointment today. 402-333-9999

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