Inspect The Tires
As the temperatures drop outside, so does the pressure in the tires, so it’s important to check the tire pressure when preparing your vehicle for spring. Higher pressure will help to improve the steering as well as your fuel economy
, but too much pressure will cause the center tread to wear quicker and although under-inflated tires provide a smoother ride, it generally causes wear on the sides of tires. The best way to determine the appropriate tire pressure for your vehicle is to review the recommendations provided in the owner’s manual.
Inspect and Test the Battery
The winters in Philadelphia, PA are rough, which means your vehicle has to work extra hard during the winter, making it easier for your battery to drain. Make sure to check the installation date on the battery and if it’s older than four years, you may want to consider replacing it. When inspecting the condition of the battery, be sure to check the battery posts and connections to ensure they are free from grime and corrosion.
Replace the Wiper Blades
Wiper blades take a beating during Pennsylvania winters, and with spring weather comes a lot of rain and the probability of extreme weather increases, so your safety depends on reliable wiper blades. New wiper blades
will improve your visibility and reduce the risk of a potential accident. At the time you have the wiper blades changed, remember to make sure the windshield fluid is full as well.