Get your Car Ready for Spring

March 6, 2019 2:59 pm Published by

Spring is almost here and that means that it is almost time to break out the convertible and soak up some serious sun. The changing of the seasons means that you are most likely going to be out and about driving more and you need to make sure that your car is properly equipped to handle the new conditions on the road. If you have fully rigged your car with winter gear like snow tires, it is time to change those out and get prepared for the dry spring roads. If you are looking for replacement parts from tires to wiper blades, come into your local U Pull & Pay to find unbeatable deals on tons of great parts.

Change your Oil

Oil that is left in your engine for too long becomes thick and viscous, creating a backup in your engine and decreasing your car’s performance and gas mileage. It is important to always follow the recommended timeframe for oil changes recommended by your manufacturer, but if you are unsure, you can easily check your engine oil yourself. Simply remove the cap of your oil reservoir and check your dipstick. Different oils have differing lifespans, so it is always important to know how frequently you should be going in for an oil change or changing your oil yourself.

Check your Tires

Winter and snow tires work really well on slick, cold surfaces like ice and snow, but normal pavement will make short work of these tires. Snow tires are made of soft rubber that allows them to be more flexible in the cold and adhere better to snow, but that soft rubber is literally destroyed by normal roads. If you have all weather tires on your vehicle you still need to check your tread level to make sure that your tires are still functioning well. U Pull & Pay has the best prices on tires in town, so if you are looking for a new set of wheels for your car, come in today.

Change your Battery

The winter temperatures and weather can be immensely taxing on your battery. If your car has been sitting in your garage all winter long, chances are that it probably won’t start back up when you try in the spring. The cold temperature drastically decreases your battery’s ability to hold a charge and you could actually have some minor acid leakage. If you have any doubts about your batter you can always check your charge with a few simple tools.

Brakes

It is always a good practice to have your brakes inspected at least once a year to ensure that your pads are not worn down and your calipers are holding up to the stress of everyday driving. If your brake pads are starting to get worn down, it is important that you replace them before they wear down all the way. Worn down brake pads can easily eat away at your calipers and cause some serious damage over time.

Get your car ready for spring this year by coming into your local U Pull & Pay and talking with one of our expert staff. From master mechanics to DIY novices, we have the perfect parts for any project that you are taking on.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling

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