As the temperatures get warmer and the days get longer, you're likely going to be spending more time going to the park, the beach or other destinations. However, you won't be going anywhere if your vehicle isn't in good condition. What should you be doing this spring to ensure that your car runs smoothly whenever you need it to?

Have the Engine Oil Changed

Ideally, you will have your car's engine oil changed every 5,000 miles or so depending on the type of oil used. Regular oil changes ensure that parts are lubricated and that they are kept free of metallic shavings and other debris. Having a clean engine oil in your car also ensures that it will maintain its viscosity during a season that is notorious for frequent and drastic temperature swings.

Have the Tires Inspected, Rotated, and Replaced

If you currently have winter tires on your vehicle, you should have them removed as soon as possible. This is because summer tires are better suited for warmer temperatures and dry road conditions. Ideally, you will have both your winter and summer tires inspected before they are removed from the car or put on the car. If you use the same tires to drive around Saco throughout the year, make sure to have them rotated during a spring inspection. Rotating your tires on a regular basis can prevent uneven wear that may reduce their useful life.

Check the Air Filters

The spring season means that grass will grow quickly and that trees and flowers will start blooming in a short period of time. While you may appreciate the extra color that plants offer in the Portsmouth, NH area, they will also create excess pollen and other debris. Putting in a new air filter can ensure that this debris doesn't clog the engine or make it difficult to breathe while driving.

Schedule Your Service in the Somersworth Area

If you are looking to get your car ready for the spring season ahead, come to Marc Motors in the Wells area today. You can schedule service online, by phone or by stopping by during normal business hours.

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