After months of winter driving are there specific items that I should have checked when getting my vehicle serviced in the spring? Steve from Hartland
That is good forward thinking Steve. Yes, there are some things that you will want to have looked at during your spring oil change service. In addition to making sure your vehicle fluid levels are topped off and have retained their proper lubricating properties, ask you service technician to check the following items. Tires should be inspected for bulges or damage; winter potholes can cause a broken or shifted belt in a tire. Steering and suspension components also take a beating from potholes; an alignment check is a good way to inspect these important parts. Batteries work hard during cold winter starts, be sure and have your battery tested. A weak cell in the battery could ultimately leave you stranded. It is also a good idea to have a general safety inspection performed on the vehicle to make sure lights, wipers, brakes, and exhaust components are all performing properly.