What Spring Vehicle Maintenance Do You Need?

Once the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, you might want to take your new or used vehicle out for longer drives and more adventures. Before you hit the open road, there are some spring vehicle maintenance tasks you'll want to address.

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Routine Maintenance for Spring

  • Get Rid of Leftover Salt: Driving around in the winter means your car getting dirtier than usual. Salt can get stuck to the sides and undercarriage of your vehicle, which can lead to rust. Now is a great time to bring your vehicle in for a car wash to ensure that any leftover salt is removed.
  • Have the Suspension and Alignment Checked: Chicago's winter roads can be rough on vehicles, and driving over potholes can affect your car's alignment and suspension. As part of your spring maintenance, it's a good idea to have these checked at your local Elgin service center.
  • Check Your Wiper Blades: Just like with the rest of your vehicle, the windshield wipers can get pretty beat up with snow and ice. If your wiper blades have become too worn, you'll want to have those replaced in preparation for spring rain.
  • Check Your Tire Pressure: The cold weather can affect the pressure in your tires, so it's a good idea to check the tire pressure once the season's change to spring. The pressure can drop during the winter, but then it can rise back up in the warm weather. Make sure your tires aren't inflated past the recommended specifications. You can do this at home or schedule an appointment.

Trust the Elgin Hyundai Service Center for Your Automotive Maintenance Needs

If you prefer to leave car maintenance to the professionals, you can rely on the specially trained team at Elgin Hyundai. We're here to help with your spring vehicle maintenance, so contact us with questions or simply schedule your appointment online.