Winter weather is generally rough on your car. Frigid weather can crack hoses and belts, salt can cause rust and engine fluids can be exhausted. It is good practice to regularly complete a spring maintenance check to prevent damage and limit your trips to the auto repair center, which is the reason Vanguard Buick GMC of Carrollton is providing a list of standard automotive car care tips that you can check at home. If you don't feel comfortable evaluating these features yourself, visit our CARROLLTON auto repair shop and have our OEM certified mechanics take a glance underneath your vehicle's hood.


You should schedule service right away if your vehicle has any glaring issues after the winter season. The winter may have been relatively kind to you and your car, so you may only need to perform a few routine maintenance checks. The following tips can help you prepare your vehicle for summer:

Oil and filter change-A smooth ride requires healthy oil and filters. Overheating and friction are prevented by engine oil, often the unsung hero of performance. Summer calls for clean oil!

Battery tests - Winter is a tough time for batteries. Check your battery and replace it if necessary. You don't want to be uncertain if your car's battery has enough juice to start!

Tire tread and pressure checks-Regardless of the weather, safe tires are essential at all times. Gritty road conditions can wear out tires during the colder months. For a safer commute, make sure your tires are inflated and treaded properly.

Replace wiper blades - Keeping your windshield clear of ice and snow is no easy task. After a few months of heavy use, your wiper blades may be worn out. Ensure your wiper blades and fluid are in good condition before the next rainstorm!

Deep clean and bulb swap - Winter roads can be harsh on your vehicle inside and out. The accumulation of salt, snow, ice, and slush can cause an unpleasant appearance as well as costly damage. Make sure all your bulbs are in working order and clean everything up!

You can ensure that your vehicle is in good working order by exploring our maintenance schedules. If you're ready to put some work into your own garage, take a look at our car care tips.

Turn to Us for Professional Spring Car Care Tips
It is certainly possible to do many DIY tasks, but some motorists simply prefer to leave the work to the professionals. We can quickly evaluate the status of your ride and take care of any issues that we note. You can save big on any appointment thanks to our rotating service coupons, and expect honest and transparent quotes every time. When you need reliable car care, turn to Vanguard Buick GMC of Carrollton. Contact us to learn more about our inventory and the services we provide!


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