April is National Car Care Month — a month recognized by the Car Care Council to help drivers keep their vehicles operating safely, dependably, and efficiently. Continue reading to learn more about how you can maintain your car this month to keep you and other drivers safe on the road.
How to Care for Your Car This April
Check Oils, Filters, and Fluids
Oil is a substance used to lubricate your car’s engine. If your oil is low or if it appears dirty, that means the dirt, grime, and other particles could be causing unwanted friction and wreaking havoc to your engine. Checking, filling, and changing the oil and oil filters on a regular basis can help extend the life of your car by years.
Other fluids vital to basic functions of your car include power steering, transmissions, brakes, and cooling. Check your owner’s manual or contact our Lincoln service center for model-specific information regarding how often these fluids should be checked or replaced.
Check Lighting and Wiper Blades
Chances are, after the long, cold winter, your car picked up a bit of salt and grime from snowy or icy roads. Pay special attention to the headlights and clean them until they are sparkling. Check to see if any lights need to be replaced to ensure you have maximum visibility when the next rain storm hits.
Spring is also a great time to wipe down or replace windshield wipers and top off the washer fluid so you can keep your windshield free from spring pollen and clear in the rain. If you need new windshield wipers or lights for your Lincoln, our service team has all the Lincoln parts you need.
Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
The condition of your brakes, wheels, and tires have a direct correlation to the safety of you and other drivers on the road. Not only should your brakes be replaced to enhance stopping power, you should also check or flush out and replace the brake fluid in the brake hydraulic system.
Brakes can only go so far if your tires aren’t able to securely grip the road. Check the tread of your tires to ensure you can maintain safe traction on the road. Have your tires rotated and request to have the alignment of your wheels checked. Check to see that your tires are adequately inflated. These basic steps can drastically improve the comfort, steering, and handling of your car.
Schedule a Spring Car Service in Delray Beach, FL
Take part in National Car Care Month and schedule service for your Lincoln at Schumacher Lincoln of Delray. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.