In case you haven’t heard already, April is National Car Care Month. Of course, you want to take good care of your car all year long, but April is the perfect time to perform some easy, routine maintenance tasks.

Let’s start simple. Are your lights working? Test your lights to make sure each one works, even the brake lights. If you don’t have a friend to help, you can park near a wall to check the brake lights.

Is your vehicle dirty? Wash your car from top to bottom with a soap designed for cars. Dry the car with a microfiber cloth before the sun dries water spots on your car.

How are your fluid levels? After the winter and colder weather, you’ll want to top off any fluids that need it, paying special attention to the reservoirs containing windshield washer fluid and coolant.

What do your tires look like? If your tires have been working so hard that the tread is less than 1/16th of inch, it is time to replace them. If a penny inserted upside down into the groove shows all of Abe Lincoln’s head, your tires do not have enough tread. Especially since we will likely experience several rainy days, it is crucial for your tires to have the proper tread so they can keep your vehicle safely connected to the road.

These are just a few maintenance checks to get you started. If your oil needs to be changed or you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our service experts here at Mountaineer Lincoln.

National Car Care Month

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