When springtime comes most people start thinking about spending more time outside, enjoying the nicer weather, and other related things. This, however, is also the perfect time to perform some basic maintenance on your used car to keep it running smoothly for years to come. The following simple steps can help you to avoid major problems down the road.

Check Your Tires

Checking your tires is a fairly simple step that can dramatically improve your vehicle’s performance, safety, and more. As the weather warms up, you may find that your tire pressure has adjusted slightly. Make sure that your tires are all evenly inflated for even wear and a smooth ride. While you’re at it, check the tread on your tires to see if they need to be replaced. If you were using snow tires, now is also the time to swap out to your summers.

Have Your Battery Checked

Most people know that winter is hard on batteries because the frigid temperatures slow down the reaction within the battery. Hot summers, however, can also cause corrosion to speed up and fluids to evaporate off. Having your battery checked in the spring will help to ensure that it is in good condition and will reliably start your vehicle for months to come.

Replace Your Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers are often damaged during the winter because of the freezing temperatures, snow, and other issues. Check those blades and if they aren’t in good condition, get them replaced right away. The last thing you want is to discover that your wipers aren’t leaving your windshield clear the next time it rains. While you’re at it, top off your windshield wiper fluid to ensure you can always clear off dirt, bugs, and other debris while driving.

We are Here for You

While keeping your vehicle in good condition is important, it may also be time to buy something new. Here at Matthews Motors, we have an excellent selection of used cars for sale for you to choose from. Stop by our used car lot and see how we can help you today.