With winter ending and having arrived, you can take a breath of relief knowing that you won’t have to deal with the slippery conditions or the cold taking a toll on your vehicle. While it's nice to be past the especially harsh conditions of winter, it's a good idea for Bristol, CT, drivers to stay diligent seasonally to prepare for driving conditions and to keep their models in peak condition.

Follow these six basic spring maintenance tips to stay ahead of the curve and keep your vehicle running smoothly.


1: Check Alignment and Suspension

With a winter of frost heaves and pot-holes all over the road, it can put a strain on your vehicle's wheel alignment and suspension. This can result in loss of handling and performance as well as uneven tire wear. We encourage Farmington drivers to bring in their vehicles for a suspension tune-up or a wheel alignment if they are experience signs like pulling in a certain direction, vibration, or if the steering wheel is off-center when driving straight.

2: Check Under the Hood

Pop open your hood to see if everything is in working order and in good condition after the winter. Check the belts and hoses specifically since they are prone to damage from cold weather. Check your coolant as well to make sure it's not too old. If you find a part that needs replacing, reach out to our parts center for help finding high-quality parts. If you are unsure what to look for, schedule a service appointment and allow our highly trained technicians to inspect your vehicle and solve any issues.

3: Inspect Your Wiper Blades

Look for cracking and wear, you will want functioning wipers for pollen and spring rains in the Waterbury, CT, area.

4: Check Your Tire Pressures

Colder temperatures decrease tire pressures, so you're going to want to make sure that with the warmer weather your tire pressure doesn't exceed your manufacturer specification.

5: Clean the Inside of Your Car

It will be easier with the more temperate weather to clean out your car. It will not only look better but maintaining the inside of your vehicle will make it more valuable in the long run, especially when you vacuum the carpet to get rid of salt and winter grime.

6: Wash and Wax Your Vehicle

Salt and grime can cause rust on the exterior of your vehicle, so it's important to wash and wax your vehicle to clean off harmful materials.


Whether it's an oil change or a complex repair, our service center in Torrington can help you with all your automotive needs. Contact us if you have any questions and get started on your spring maintenance today!

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