The winter season is particularly rough on your vehicle, making the dawn of spring a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. After the snow finally melts and the sun starts coming out more often, your thoughts will turn to all the things you might need to do to get your Hyundai back into tip-top shape. If you’re thinking about doing a little spring cleaning with your vehicle, these are the maintenance musts to keep in mind.
Depending on the kind of vehicle you have, you could be looking at needing to change your oil as often as once a quarter or as little as once every year—check your owner’s manual for the specifics. Whatever your recommended interval, positioning it so that your oil comes due for a change at the start of spring is a smart way to go.
Winter can also be a real drain—literally and figuratively—on your wiper fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and antifreeze/coolant fluids. These important liquids should be checked regularly, and you should be particularly mindful to make sure they’re at the right levels in the spring.
Get New Wipers
The snow and ice take a toll on windshield wiper blades, and since it’s recommended that you get a new set every six months, the start of spring is the perfect time to swap out your old pair for a new one. If you aren’t sure whether you’re due for new windshield wipers, give them a once over—any signs of cracking or breakage is a sure indicator. The same can be said for seeing streaking when you run your blades.
Look for bulges, cracking, or uneven wear, as these are often signs that your car needs new tires right away. You can check the tire tread by flipping a penny upside down and placing it in the middle of the tread. If you see above Abe’s head, you probably have less than 2/32nds of an inch left on the tire tread. In addition to tread, check the air pressure. Temperature affects pressure, so a change in seasons can alter pressure as well.
These are just some of the springtime maintenance services you can have performed at Gossett Hyundai South. Schedule an appointment with our service experts and make sure that your Hyundai is up to the task this season.