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The Importance of Seasonal Car Maintenance

car maintenance roswellFor many car drivers, maintenance is often accompanied with the ding of a warning light or the interval between a certain number of miles. However, you should be aware that the changing of the seasons can have significant effects on your vehicle. Even if the seasons may not have a drastic impact on the region you live, you can use them to schedule Japanese automotive repair in Roswell.

Winter/Autumn

Even if you drive all-season tires, your tires need rotated and aligned between seasons. If your local area receives ice and snow in the coldest months, you should consider investing in snow tires for increased traction and safety. The rubber that snow tires are made of are more flexible and can prevent possible cracking and flats.

The AAA recommends that you rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles and check your tire pressure once a month in cold weather. You should also inspect your tires for worn treads, cupping, and uneven wear as each of these can hinder your ability to drive on snow and ice.

Spring

Spring is the time to determine all the automotive damage that’s caused by winter conditions. Of all the components of your car, three parts can suffer the most: the brakes, underbody, and wipers.

In the wintertime, your brakes serve a significant role if your local region suffers from ice and snow. As such, they can break down, so you should check to make sure if they have survived the winter. Listen for any telltale signs of wear, such as grinding, squeals, and chatter. Even if you don’t hear any noises, it’s a good idea to check with your local Japanese auto repair shop.

If your streets are prone to freezing, the underbody of your car can come into contact with corrosive road salt. The best bet to remove salt is with a high-pressure washer. After doing so, check for any signs of rust.

Cold temperatures and slush containing corrosive salt are common causes of damage to your wipers. Together, they do a number on your blades.

Summer

In summer months, your car is under fire from dust, heat, and frequent stop-and-go traffic. Dust can often affect your engine’s performance, so it’s imperative that you replace air, fuel, and PCV filters as recommended by the manufacturer. A few other ways to ensure that your car remains in top conditions are to check your air conditioning and coolant level.




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