It is that time of year spring will be here soon after that warm summer days I hope.
However its time to get our cars and trucks ready for spring and summer.
Under the hood
Motor oil I suggest you change both oil and filters.
Coolant level color and strength Do not drive with water and keep frost protection at -45 C or -50 F
Air conditioning check it out now do not wait for the summer when its actually hot outside your wife and baby will not be really happy if it does not work
Shipping Is it due to a broadcasting service? How does the oil smell? Is the color fine and red? How does it work? slip hesitation bump slow engagement Is the level within the limits? Do you see any leaks?
Power steering again check the level smell and leak.
Belts and hoses check fractures and or worn hoses check hoses and if you can find spring clips give them a closer look Ive seen them break in half and the razor came off.
You will be able to guess what was next.
Battery and cables keep clamps clean and dense check battery charge charging system.
Spark plug when was the last setting? Some engines have long lifespan in them but if you have 60000 miles or miles on your motor vehicle drag 1 or 2 plugs to see what they look like. Check the plugs corroded oiled cracked replace them you may go up a long hill you find that the engine is bucking can only be one or two wires
Air filter I think the filter is the most forgotten item under the hood. Can you see light through it while holding it on a lamp light on of course LOL Ive seen something quite dirty where no air can pass if the engine does not get enough air its only harder to breathe and use more fuel at todays fuel price you fill in empty. You can clean the filter by dropping it against a wall check it again replace if necessary.
Windshield wipers what I do is longer. Im starting to add summer fluids youre aware of the pink stuff bug remover fluid. If the container is clean just add it you still have some antifreeze washing liquid if it still gets cold.
Under the vehicle
Exhaust check leaks damages silencers etc. Remember that exhaust gases can kill
Control check all control parts for solubility remember the pothole you hit?
Suspension check bolt joints stag springs bumps. all of these parts can make your vehicle work as a donkey on a narrow road Can you see this? All kidding aside failure in any of these parts can lead you to control your vehicle.
Ride height look for low hanging parts ie low exhaust systems brake fuel lines wire mesh etc.
Engine Transmission Holder Swaybar Check all bushings for cracks or wear.
Outside the vehicle
Dryers replace the winter clothes blades in recent years the blades are still excellent use them. identical to the winter leaf if still excellent keep them until next fall
All the lights check all the lights replace the ones that are out. The most forgotten light is the center of brake lights and plate lights. Also check that headlights fog and driving lights are included. we have all had a car coming against us with high-lighted lights
Tires Off with the Doubled Tires most states or provinces have a tire tire at a certain date Remember AWD and 4WD.Same Size Tires Around I Propose: Same Size Exactly the Same Brand .
Tire pressure shown on the front door or inside your owners manual.
Within the vehicle
Brakes how does the brake pedal feel? If the pedals are mushy or the brakes do not work as well as they should you can get air in the system and or the brake rotors drums the cushions shoes are worn. take into account bad brakes make for a slow stop vehicle whoooo there Nellie
Brake and warning lights the lamp monitors the dashboard These should last for a few seconds when you first set the engine if all OK explodes and stops.
In general I think we all recognize that a clean vehicle is driving and riding a lot better so give my sweetheart a warm hot bath and drop a super garment on her and she will be a mood like a happy bee.