How to Tune Your Car for Spring

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It’s time to show your car some love before the summer driving season starts. This guide from %%di-name%% explains how to know if your car needs a tune-up and what you can do around San Fernando Valley to spring clean your car. Read on to find out how to tune your car for spring, and then make an appointment with our service team to keep your vehicle running right!

Sings Your Car Needs a Tune-Up for Spring

If you experience any of the symptoms below during your Los Angeles drives, it’s time for a spring tune-up. A serious problem could develop if you ignore the following signs:

  • Unusual noises
  • Drop in fuel efficiency
  • Warning lights
  • Squishy brakes
  • Difficulty starting

Spring Tune-Up Process

Spring is a perfect time to get your car inspected to make sure you don’t get stranded on Burbank roads this summer. The spring tune-up process includes the following:

  • Battery – Heat can put a strain on your car’s battery, so it’s a good idea to test it before summer.
  • Wheels – Have your tires rotated and balanced and the tread checked.
  • Braking System – The brakes and shocks should be carefully checked during a spring tune-up.
  • Fluids – This is also a good time to check and top off engine fluids and change the oil.
  • Filters – The oil, air, and cabin filters need to be changed regularly.
  • Belts & Hoses – Extreme temperatures degrade hoses and belts, so giving them a thorough check in the spring will avoid problems in the summer.
  • Windshield Wipers – Spring is a good time to make sure the windshield wipers are making good contact and replace them if necessary.

Spring Clean Your Car

Spring is also a good time to give your car a good cleaning before the summer travel season. Here is a list of ideas:

  1. Wash your car – Give your car a thorough washing in your driveway or at a car wash. Don’t forget the wax to protect the paint.
  2. Inspect for damage – Washing your car is a good opportunity to inspect it for small dents, scratches, or chips in the paint.
  3. Vacuum and wipe down surfaces- Clean the inside of your car by removing anything unnecessary. Vacuum seats and carpet, and wipe down the dashboard and inside of doors.
  4. Update your emergency kit – Time to change the batteries in the flashlight and refresh the water and snacks.

Come to Sunrise Ford - North Hollywood for a Spring Tune-Up!

Contact us if you are unsure whether your car needs a spring tune-up. We are happy to answer any questions. If you are thinking of making a change this season, take a look at our new vehicle specials and offers on quality pre-owned models. Start the summer in a new Ford!

 

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