Seasonal Maintenance at Ward Tire
A seasonal check-up or maintenance is one of the most important aspects of a vehicle’s security and performance.
Car maintenance intervals are related to the seasons as well as to how many miles you drive in a year. The ritual practices of tire swaps, fluid changes, and other seasonal auto maintenance chores may already be familiar to you if you reside in a region of the country where the differences between driving in the winter and the summer are obvious.
Aside from keeping you safe, it enhances your car’s durability and performance, reduces the likelihood of roadside emergencies, and boosts the market value of your vehicle. Regular maintenance also prevents unexpected problems, which may be costly, so knowing when maintenance is due is essential.
You need to perform the best-possible parameters or tactics to ensure your vehicle is in the best working condition. To know more, read this page till the end.
Seasonal Maintenance Schedule
Your Vehicle’s seasonal maintenance schedule includes the following parts:-
Oil & Coolant Levels
It’s a good idea to pop the hood of your car and inspect underneath once a month, or every few gas fill-ups, and especially before any long road trips, and examine the oil and coolant levels while the engine is cold. If left unchecked, low amounts of either might cause engine difficulties. To find both on your car, consult your owner’s guide.
The air filter in your engine controls the airflow into the engine and helps keep trash and particulates out. By ensuring that your air filter is correctly functioning, you may increase your fuel economy, lower your pollutants, and extend the life of your engine. This is simple to perform at home, so see your owner’s handbook for instructions and how frequently you should replace it.
Tire Pressure and Tread Depth
As well maintained tires are essential for a safe, fuel-efficient journey; make it a practice to examine your tires regularly visually. Check the pressure in your tires once a month, as well as before lengthy excursions or hauling additional weight.
Don’t forget to bring a spare. To check your tire pressure, you’ll need a tire pressure gauge. The amount of air pressure required by your tire is specified in your owner’s handbook. A gauge may be used to assess your tread depth.
Headlights, Turn Lights, Brakes and Parking Lights
The lights on your car must work correctly, yet this is an easy issue to neglect. Turn on your headlights once a month while parked in front of a level surface to ensure that both headlights operate correctly and are appropriately positioned.
Examine your turn signals and parking lights as you walk around your car. To ensure that your brake lights are operational, have a buddy stand behind the car while you use the brakes.
Oil and Filter
The lubricating oil in your Vehicle’s engine performs various duties, including lubricating the moving parts, acting as a sealant against debris, cooling the engine, reducing wear and strain, and preventing engine corrosion. It is critical to keep it clean for excellent engine health.
Depending on your vehicle and the oil you use, you may need to change the oil and filter every 3 to 6 months or 5,000 to 10,000 kilometers.
Gearbox fluid, like engine oil, is a lubricant that helps maintain all the moving parts inside your transmission in good working order. Whether you have an automatic or manual gearbox, it is critical to have your transmission fluid tested and replaced to avoid costly transmission damage or replacement. Follow the advice of the Vehicle’s supplier.
Transfer Case Fluid
The transfer case is what transfers power from the transmission to the axles in four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles. To ensure the transfer case fluid is correctly filled and leak-free, examine it according to the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines. This will need you to go underneath the car. Therefore bringing it to a specialist is advised.
Examine Shocks and Struts
Your car’s shock absorbers and struts moderate the impact and rebound when your Vehicle goes over bumps on the road and are an important part of your steering system. They should be inspected by a professional every 80,000 kilometers.
Replace Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers must be replaced about once or whenever the effectiveness is compromised.
Reach Ward Tires today & Get Seasonal Maintenance Services for your Vehicle
Taking the time to care for your car and finding a service shop that you trust to help with your routine car maintenance can prevent future headaches and expensive surprises. Stay on top of your maintenance schedule, and get service reminders and open recall alerts with Ward Tires Canada!
With 17 locations across Alberta and Saskatchewan you are more than likely to find a Ward Tire in your vicinity. Our teams of knowledgeable service advisors and technicians are ready to help your keep your vehicle working in peak condition. Book your next appointment online or call your Ward Tire today!