Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Truck
Your truck needs regular maintenance, and using the seasons as reminders is a good way to stay on top of the schedule. While we in Texas don’t see too much in the way of a harsh winter, there can still be some conditions that leave trucks needing a little extra attention. Use these tips to make sure your truck is in tip-top shape and ready for spring and summer.
Wash Your Truck’s Exterior
Spring is an ideal time to give your truck’s exterior a good wash, especially if you’ve driven anywhere with snow, ice, and road salts over the winter. Salts can cause corrosion and rust, which is bad news for your truck in the long run, and other dirt and debris can also cause problems. Wash your truck well, using a pressure washer to get the undercarriage.
Check the Windshield Wipers
It’s not uncommon to be caught in a rainstorm when driving in Eastern Texas in the spring and summer, so it’s good to be prepared with quality windshield wipers on your Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Check to see that the wipers on your truck don’t look damaged and replace them if needed so you’ll have clear visibility in spring showers.
Check the Tires
Tires need regular maintenance, and spring is a good time to have them rotated and aligned if needed. Check their condition by looking for any cracks, bulges, or low tread, and make sure each one is filled to the correct air pressure.
Get an Oil Change
Depending on the model, you might need to have your truck’s oil changed about four times a year, so doing it at the start of each season is an easy way to remember. While your truck is in the shop, ask your mechanic to check other fluid levels, as well.
Have the Brakes Checked
If you haven’t done so recently, spring is a good time to get your truck’s brakes checked. Bring your truck in for a checkup to be sure its brakes are in safe, working order.
Do you need help getting your truck ready for fun in the warm weather? Schedule an appointment to see our technicians at Sour Lake Chevrolet.