Car Maintenance for Spring: The Essential List...

Posted by on 4/4/2018

Man driving a car

Car maintenance for spring is very important. Why? Well, for most people, their car is vital to their daily lives and is an expensive piece of property that needs to be treated as such. Unexpected car issues are not fun and can cost a lot of money. In addition, if your car breaks down it can be a major disruption of your daily life and cause unneeded stress. Even though a lot of drivers don't think about it, if you take care of your car with regular maintenance, it will last you a lot longer and save you a lot of time, money and headaches in the long run. 

Today, we are going to talk about car maintenance for spring so you can keep your car running its best and stay on the road longer. We are also going to introduce you to an incredible automotive accessory that can get you out of a jam and save you a lot of time and money when needed. 

Car maintenance for Spring: Don't forget about your car...

As the weather starts to turn nice during the Spring, many people start to focus on outdoor activities such as gardening around the house, taking care of their lawn or even camping and fishing. One thing you don't want to do though is neglect your car especially if you have long trips planned for Spring break or summer. 

According to CBSNEWS.com...

"After what seemed like an endless winter, you may be planning to hit the road for a spring or summer road trip. Just take this factoid as a warning: AAA roadside service estimates that it helps more than 9 million stranded motorists during a summer. 

If, like most Americans, you're not driving a fresh-from-the-showroom ride - the average age of passenger vehicles in the U.S. is just over 10 years old - its time to give your car a little springtime TLC.

"Drivers often overlook their cars when it is spring cleaning time," says Shawn Hoelzer, master technician for CarMax, the largest U.S. chain of used car dealerships. "Following a few easy steps to spruce up your vehicle helps avoid costly repairs."

So take your car to a dealership to get checked out - or, better yet, to an independent mechanic you trust."

Road trip

Car maintenance for Spring: The basics...

There are several things you want to do and check on in regards to car maintenance after winter. In order to not overlook or forget something, It's best to create a spring car maintenance checklist. Here are several things that should be included:

  • Checking your tires or changing your snow tires 
  • Cleaning the exterior and interior of the car
  • Checking the car battery
  • Checking your brakes
  • Checking the wiper blades and lights
  • Checking the oil
  • Checking the fluids

Checklist​​


Car maintenance for Spring: Additional items...

While the above are the basics as far as a Spring car check up, feel free to add other checklist items to your car care list. These could include:

  • Checking the air conditioning
  • Checking the belts and hoses
  • Checking the alignment and suspension
  • Checking your filters

Just know that the actions you take now will only benefit you when it comes to keeping your car running its best and being there for you when you need it.

Car being repaired

Car maintenance for Spring: Do it yourself (or not)...

One great thing about this list is that many of these can be done by yourself if you want. Your vehicle's owners manual will give you a great deal of vital information you need in order to check many of these such as how to check the oil and fluid levels and even replacing wiper blades and lights if needed. 

To do list...

If you don't feel comfortable checking these (even after referring to the owners manual), we recommend having a professional change your snow tires for you and they can also check the rest as well. Even though it may cost a little to have professional do these, it could save you a lot in the long run if a problem was ever to arise. 

Car maintenance for Spring: What about the getting you out of a jam and saving you money part? 

orange tire traction mat

Like we mentioned earlier, with Spring and Summer comes road trips and a lot more outdoor activity. This at times can land your car off paved roads and onto the wet grass, sand, and mud. If you are not prepared, you can get stuck and waste a lot of time and money trying to get your car out. For those situations, we would like to introduce THE PORTABLE TOW TRUCK - THE ULTIMATE TIRE TRACTION DEVICE

The Portable Tow Truck is proven tire traction aid used by the largest commercial fleet companies in the world and 1000s of people as well. For very little money, you can have the best tire traction device for snow, ice, mud, and sand in your vehicle at all times. They are lightweight and can be used by any driver with any vehicle type (cars, trucks, vans, RV's and small, medium and large fleet vehicles) over and over. The Portable Tow Truck can save you hours of time and hundreds of dollars over a tow truck if you ever need them in a sticky situation. 

Black Portable Tow Truck in Snow

To learn more about the product please check out what our customers have to say about us on our REVIEWS page. Here is what Cathy C. had to say about The Portable Tow Truck:

"I was at a weekend RV outing event this past summer. I saw three RV's, one car, and one truck get stuck due to excessive rain and mud that weekend. A guy had several sets of these with him in his RV and he actually used them on all three RV's, the car and truck to get unstuck. I was shocked the product worked so well. Based on the price these are a must in my opinion." 5 out of 5 stars

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7 Comments

Syddique Shaw
Date: 4/4/2018
Super informative, and in-depth. I really appreciate your article man.
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 4:06:00 PM
Hello and thank you for commenting. If I can answer any questions for you on the product please let me know. Thanks, Curtis
Mario Vrtovic
Date: 4/4/2018
Hello Curtis I need to check some of the items from your list, although here is all-year spring/summer. Anyway, this post is very helpfull! Cheers!
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 4:06:00 PM
Hello Mario, thanks for commenting. If I can answer any questions for you on the product please let me know. Thanks, Curtis
ScottG
Date: 4/4/2018
Hi Curtis - Nice post, I just got new tires put on my SUV and totally forgot that I need new wipers. Glad to be reminded here. The Portable Tow Truck is pure genius! I could have used that often in my younger days, getting stuck out in the field! Do you need 4 if it's an all wheel drive?
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 4:21:00 PM
Hey Scott, thanks for commenting. Each set comes with two tire traction mats (one for each spinning tire) so you probably wouldn't need more than one set. We do have some customers that keep multiple sets in their vehicle though but that is not what we recommend. We'd love to have you as a customer so let me know if I can answer any more questions. We also have videos on our main page you can view and reviews on our review page at www.ThePortableTowTruck.com. Thanks, Curtis
Chris H.
Date: 4/4/2018
This is the first time I have ever heard of this product. What rock have I been under. Are there variations of this for different tire size/vehicle weights? The article itself was also very informative. As a motorcyclist, I have checklist for things like this for the bike but never thought about for my car. Looks like I need to create another list. Cheers
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 5:39:00 PM
Hey Chris, thanks for commenting. The beauty of our one size fits all product is that it works on cars, trucks, vans, RVs and small, medium and large commercial vehicles including box trucks, dump trucks, and 18 wheelers and the weight does not matter. If I can answer any more questions for you about the product please let me know. Thanks, Curtis
Matts Mom
Date: 4/4/2018
This is a great checklist. Being female, I find that I don't want to do this myself. My way of getting a "free car check-up" is by taking it to the dealership for say, just an oil change. Then they proceed to check everything for me and give me the results! Works great for me! Great info though, I am going to print off and give to my son.
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 5:36:00 PM
Hello and thank you for commenting. Yes, it's important that your son takes care of his car as well. If I can answer any questions for you on the product please let me know. Thanks, Curtis
KD Forsman
Date: 4/4/2018
Great ideas for a vehicle maintenance checklist, and a timely reminder that I need to get on to this stuff. Especially as I keep my car outside year round, it's even more important to be regularly checking my car. Thanks so much, Cheers, Karen
Curtis
Date: 4/4/2018 9:04:00 PM
Hello and thank you for commenting. If we can answer any questions about our product please us know. Thanks, Curtis.
CT Brown
Date: 4/5/2018
Your list is helpful and timely. But the portable tow truck is exceptional! We've been renting three acres and are moving this month, but we call this property, "the mud hole." This winter has been so horrible for 2 months straight. We've been stuck so many times and each time I tried to fashion something like "the portable tow truck." These will make awesome, practical Christmas presents!
Curtis
Date: 4/5/2018 10:10:00 AM
Hello and thank you for commenting. We are glad you like our product. We sell these to the largest fleet companies in the US to help get their fleet vehicles unstuck in snow, ice, mud, and sand and we also have 1000s of retail customers that use our part on their personal vehicles as these work on cars, trucks, vans, RV's and small, medium and large commercial vehicles including box trucks, dump trucks and also 18 wheelers. They are also lightweight so any driver can use them over and over. We'd love to have you as a customer so if you have any questions please let me know. You can watch videos of our product and see reviews also at www.ThePortableTowTruck.com. Thanks, Curtis

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