Apart from a few instance of light rainfall recently the Spring weather has been pretty good with letting us know Winter is now behind us. Of course, with the change in weather comes the change in mindset where people crawl out of the warm comfort of their homes and start to think about outdoor adventures once more.
Don't Forget Your Car During Your Spring Clean!
This period is often when the annual 'Spring Clean' event happens around the home and garden, providing people with the perfect time to give their property a thorough clean. For this article, Amsoil Dealer - Bill Rigdon
has put together a quick list of basic vehicle maintenance ideas for you to include in your Spring Clean.
Let's Start With Your Vehicle's Interior
While you have the vacuum cleaner still in your hand from just finishing the carpets in your home, head outside and give the carpets and seats inside your car a thorough clean. Utilize any attachments that came with your vacuum cleaner which can help you reach those hard to get to spaces, such as between your car seats and right down where your foot pedals are.
If you have a trunk with a lift out storage panel, then be sure to take it out and vacuum all spaces of your trunk, including where the spare tire is situated. If you're going to do a cleaning job, best to do a thorough one.
Spring Maintenance for Your Engine
If your vehicle has been sitting in storage or it's just been a long time since you changed your oil, your Spring Clean is a perfect time. Your engine oil is put through a lot of stress and high temperatures, so it's a good idea to change it at regular intervals. While you are at it, check the levels of your other fluids such as your power steering fluid which assist you when you turn your steering wheel and maneuver your car. Your brake fluid is also an important one to check as it's responsible for ensuring your brakes are applied when you press the pedal. Use your owner's manual to learn about any other types of fluids which are used in your car and be sure to check their levels.
While it may come as a surprise to many motorists, maintaining their vehicle's fluid levels is a task that is well within their grasp, whether they know much about their engine or not. The key is to use the right products
. Speak with Amsoil Dealer - Bill Rigdon
at (503) 329-9004
and get the right AMSOIL synthetic oil for your vehicle, from engine oil to brake fluid and even your coolant.
Now that the interior of your vehicle and its interior are taken care of it's time to look outside, and for this, we'll start with your tires. With your user's manual still in your hand, check the correct tire pressure for your vehicle and make sure your tires match. While it may seem unimportant, keeping the correct level of pressure in your tires not only helps to make your easier to handle but also works to reduce your gas usage.
Check Your Brakes
With your brake fluid checked it's also a good idea to check on the condition of your brake pads. Check there is sufficient grip left on your pads and there that any replacement indicators are not present. If you suspect that your brakes are ready to be replaced, don't take the chance and have them replaced before driving again.
An Overall Wash
In the true spirit of a spring clean, it's time to finish off the job with a thorough exterior clean. Over time, debris and rain water can accumulate on and under your car's exterior which causes a corrosion of your paintwork and even the frame of your vehicle. The best fix? A few sponges, a bucket fill of soapy water and your average garden hose. Set aside a good amount of time and give the exterior of your car a thorough clean. Be sure to pay attention to spaces which may not often see any cleaning time such as the creases in your door openings and your undercarriage.
Get the Full Benefits of a Synthetic Oil Change in Clackamas County
Ensuring that your vehicle is ready to keep yourself, your family members and your friends moving doesn't require constant trips to your mechanic; It just means speaking with the right people
. Give Amsoil Dealer - Bill Rigdon
a call at (503) 329-9004
and talk with an expert on engine oil and fluids. With the right product in your hand
, you have everything you need to provide your car with a good level of maintenance and keep it running at its best.