Checklist of 5 Spring Maintenance Essentials

Spring flowers are beginning to bloom and that means it’s time to give your Nissan the special attention it needs. These essential maintenance tips will help preserve your vehicle and improve its performance. Get the professional maintenance you need at Delaney Nissan of State College.

1. Give Your Nissan the Bath it Needs

Road salt is used to melt snow and ice on roads but it builds up underneath the car. If left in place, the salt can cause rust damage, especially to the undercarriage, brakes, and wheel wells. It isn’t enough to rinse the car off with a water hose. Take it to a car wash with high-pressure sprayers, which will reach into nooks and crannies and effectively wash the residue away.

2. Change the Oil

Drivers often overlook the simple task of changing the oil during the winter. Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to do it. Schedule your oil change at Delaney Nissan of State College and get the additional services that your vehicle needs. Checking the fluids and flushing the transmission fluid could save money and your vehicle in the long run.

3. Check the Alignment

The more inclement winter weather gets, the more potholes drivers have to drive over. Potholes can do a number on your vehicle’s alignment and suspension. If your vehicle starts pulling to one side or the steering wheel vibrates when you drive, it’s an alignment or suspension problem. Don’t let something small turn into a major repair or a safety concern.

4. Rotate or Replace Tires (if necessary)

Rotating your tires every 5,000 miles helps the tread wear evenly. Have your tires rotated and the air pressure checked. Have the mechanics check the tread before you have them rotated. Make sure there aren’t any worn spots or significant wear overall. A mechanic can advise you on whether it’s time to rotate or replace your tires.

5. Have the Brakes Inspected

No other feature of your vehicle is more important than your brakes. Neglecting this essential maintenance leads to damage to rotors and a risk to your safety.

Good car maintenance is essential for making your vehicle safe and reliable. These spring maintenance essentials will help your vehicle last longer until it’s time to make a new car purchase. Contact the service department at Delaney Nissan of State College to schedule all your spring maintenance needs.  

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