Three Recommended Auto Services for Spring
Spring is finally here and that means that it is time to get your family vehicles ready for driving on the warm roads. This past winter has been a wet and snowy one, so you are probably champing at the bit to get out and really enjoy the spring weather. There is nothing worse than getting your car all packed up for a day of fun only to find out that your car won’t start. The best way to make sure that your car continues to run smoothly is getting it serviced at the front end of the seasons changing, including getting your brakes checked and a complete oil, lube, and filter service. You can take care of all your spring car care needs in one place right here at your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Winter is an extremely taxing time of year for your windshield wipers. We have all run late only to get out to our car on a cold winter morning to discover the windshield covered with ice. You can scrape off a lot of the ice, but there are always a few stubborn pieces of ice that get stuck thus impairing your vision. Most people keep driving, blast the heat, and turn on the windshield wipers to try to scrape off the rest of the ice. As snow, ice, and rain can really wear down your wiper blades. It is recommended that you replace your wiper blades every 6 months, but most people wait much longer than that. If it has been a while since you replaced your wiper blades, try changing them out every spring to keep your windshield clean and clear. You can take care of all your spring car care needs in one place right here at your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers.
Your vehicle’s brakes are among the most essential parts to keep in optimal working condition. Proper maintenance of your brake pads and brake fluid is essential to your driving safety. We recommend that you change out brake fluid every 5 years and that you have it checked regularly at each oil change. Your brake pads, on the other hand, will last anywhere between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, depending on road conditions and how hard you ride your brakes. If your brake pads wear down too much, you will experience greatly reduced stopping power and you could even do serious damage to the brake calipers. Replacing your entire brake system can get expensive, so make sure that you get your brake pads checked frequently and, when necessary, replaced promptly. You can take care of all your spring car care needs in one place right here at your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers.
Changing out your oil replaces your old, viscous engine oil with fresh oil that keeps your engine running smoothly. You should change your engine oil every 3,000 miles to ensure that no tar builds up in your engine. If you wait too long in between oil changes your engine will start to clog up and you will experience reduced fuel efficiency, possibly even do lasting damage to your engine. You should also have your oil filter replaced during routine oil changes to keep your fresh oil clean. If you are looking for a great place to take care of all of your car care needs in one stop, come into your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today. Our expert ASE-certified auto service technicians will quickly diagnose any issues with your vehicle and take care of only the items necessary – and that you approve – to get you back on the road and enjoying spring.