Start spring off right with vehicle maintenance

March 18, 2014 12:00 AM

With winter on its way out, you might be wondering what the steps are that you should take to bring your vehicle back up to peak performance. Snowy and icy terrain can take its toll on the basic mechanics of your car, such as the wheel bearings and overall aesthetics of the body, and although you might be very diligent in monitoring wear and tear, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that you're preserving its longevity. 

Having a full car tune up, for instance, will help your local mechanic get to the heart of whatever might be ailing your vehicle. According to Post-Crescent Media, this winter was a particularly harsh one for drivers, and with potholes and frost galore as part of the season's most common setbacks, there is no end to the number of possible damage that might have been done in just the short time it might take for you to drive to and from work. A basic tune up, however, will let you know how to proceed. 

After that, why not start off the spring season with a tire rotation? According to Trucking Info, the health of your tires is crucial in keeping your vehicle in top shape, in terms of current - and future - vehicle maintenance.

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