The Impact of Seasonal Changes on Your Vehicle
a. Engine Overheating: High temperatures can put additional strain on your engine and cooling system. Make sure your radiator, coolant levels, and fans are in optimal condition to prevent overheating.
b. Tire Pressure: Hot weather causes the air inside your tires to expand, leading to overinflation. Monitor tire pressure regularly to ensure proper inflation levels for improved safety and fuel efficiency.
c. Battery Health: Excessive heat can accelerate battery fluid evaporation and cause corrosion. Check your battery’s condition and clean any buildup around the terminals to maintain optimal performance.
a. Battery Performance: Cold temperatures reduce battery capacity, making it harder to start your vehicle. Check your battery’s charge and consider getting it tested before winter arrives.
b. Tire Traction: Snow, ice, and slush can make roads slippery. Ensure your tires have adequate tread depth and consider using winter or all-season tires for improved traction and handling.
c. Fluids and Wipers: Cold weather can thicken fluids like oil, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Use appropriate viscosity fluids and replace wiper blades regularly to maintain visibility.
Spring and Fall Maintenance:
a. Cleaning and Detailing: Remove winter salt residue during spring and clear fallen leaves in the fall. Regular cleaning and detailing not only enhance your vehicle’s appearance but also help prevent corrosion.
b. Suspension and Alignment: Changing road conditions can affect your vehicle’s suspension and alignment. Regular inspections and adjustments can ensure proper handling and tire wear.
c. Fluid Checks: Spring and fall are great times to check and top up essential fluids such as oil, coolant, and brake fluid. Keeping these fluids at the appropriate levels contributes to your vehicle’s performance and longevity.