5 Services for your Car this Spring

Spring is here with beautiful sunny days and unpredictable rain storms. Hopefully the harsh winter weather is over, but has it taken a toll on your vehicle? Consider these five maintenance services to keep your family safe in the changing Virginia weather.

Alignment. If your vehicle is pulling to one side or another, your tires may be out of alignment. All four tires should hit the road at precisely the same direction and angle for optimum performance. Pay attention for signs that your vehicle is veering off to one side. If so, come by Harris Garage for an alignment inspection.

Tires. Winter roads, spring potholes, and rising temperatures can affect your vehicle’s tires. First check tire pressure – a change in temperature can affect your tire pressure, so test to make sure the tires are filled to the optimum level. Use the penny test to check for tire tread (if you can see Lincoln’s head, you need new tires! Check for uneven wear and stop by for a tire rotation to get the longest life out of your tires.

Brakes. After a season of snow and ice, make sure your brakes haven’t been pushed to their limits. A brake inspection will make sure that the brake lines, brake fluid, brake pads and rotors are all working together optimally and free from water and ice damage during the winter months.

Oil Change. Spring means more opportunities for exploring and road trips! But it also means it’s time for a full-service oil change. Our certified technicians perform an inspection as part of your full-service oil change. We’ll make sure you’re up to date on preventative maintenance, check all of your vehicle’s fluids, and recommend any services needed to keep your vehicle safe all season!

Hoses and Belts. Cold weather can be especially tough on the rubber, plastic, and fragile parts that keep your vehicle moving. Checking hoses and belts for any cracks, tears, and damage can mean the difference between a small replacement and large engine damage. Follow your maintenance schedule and have our ASE-Certified technicians inspect your vehicle regularly.

We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather in Hayes! To keep your vehicle ready for any adventure along the way this spring, stop by Harris Garage for a safety inspection or the maintenance services your vehicle needs. Call us at (804) 642-2440 or request an appointment online.