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Seasonal Servicing of Your Truck

We all know how important it is to make sure that your truck is ready for the rough winter weather, but it’s just as important to get ready for the warmer seasons as well. While some things are best left to the professionals, here are a few things you can check at home to make sure your truck is taken care of all year long.

We are sure you are as excited about these longer days as we are. As the temperature warms up, your truck care needs change. Here is a list of some simple tips you transition you and your truck into spring.

Wash and Wax Your Beast
As winter fades away and spring approaches, one of the most important things you can do for your truck gives her a deep exterior scrub. Road grime, debris, and salt (a nasty four-letter word for your vehicle) can damage your paint and body. Before spring hits, you want to be sure your truck is free of all that ick.

Pamper Her Interior
It is time for some spring cleaning; your truck included. Take out all the trash, outdated registrations, and insurance cards and get to vacuuming. Grab a toothbrush to scrub the nooks and crannies, wipe down the dash, and give your interior glass a good wash; you will be glad you did.

Are Your Tires Aired Up?
Tire pressure is important for many reasons, such as fuel economy, handling, as well as load hauling. Air tire pressure decreases in the cold and increases with heat; this means your tires could become overfull if you are not careful. If you don’t want to check your tire pressure, most parts houses and tire shops offer that service for free, so swing on in for an air freshener and get your tires air pressure checked.

Wiper Blade Check-up
Wiper blades made of silicone or rubber compounds don’t hold up well to harsh weather. Check your blades to see if they are cracked or weathered. If they look good and you are not ready to replace them, then give them a good wipe down with rubbing alcohol and see if you get a streak-free wipe, you will need them for spring showers.

Under Hood Check
You will want to pop your hood and give it a good once-over. Are your belts and hoses snug and secure? Be sure to check to see if your radiator coolant tank is full. Washer fluid is an excellent thing to top off, too, and while you are under the hood, you will want to check your battery connections and scrub off any corrosion if needed.

Alignment and Suspension Inspection
Harsh winter driving conditions can be hard on your truck. Have you been driving through potholes or going over rocks? It might be an excellent time to schedule an alignment for your truck; it can preserve your tire investment as well as catch any wear to suspension parts before it comes to needing replacement.

Whether it be your vehicle, a fleet vehicle, or work truck requires spring maintenance service; we invite you to schedule an appointment at All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair. From wheel alignments and brake repair to tires and oil changes, our team of auto mechanics can handle all your automotive repair needs. Our address is 18730 Old Oasis
Road, Redding, California 96003.