Honestly, when our driveways are lined with several feet of snow from one end to the other and it’s below zero, it’s hard to believe that spring will eventually show up in Minnesota, but I promise it well. When? I can’t really say.
After a long winter like this one has shaped up to be, when spring rolls around you’ll be ready to hit the road for all kinds of adventures. Camping, trips to the cabin, road trips for student sporting events, you name it. Here at Precision Auto Repair in Albertville, we want you to be ready to hit the road. Safely.
This winter will have been hard on your car, so the best thing to do is to get your routine maintenance in BEFORE the first signs of spring arrive.
We have a great tool called a digital inspection report, and it allows us to assess every system in your car, and give you an honest and non-salesy evaluation of everything from your brakes, fluids, shocks and engine. We use a system of green, yellow and red lights to help you understand what is urgent and what is not. Green means good, no repairs needed. Yellow means caution, something is showing signs of wear and tear and will likely need maintenance, replacement or repair in the near future, and red, of course, means stop. Something is wrong and it should be fixed now.
The digital inspection report is great, because it helps us provide you with good information about your car, and then you can make decisions based on your own situation and what is red, green or yellow, and decide which repairs or maintenance to do now and which to do later. Our customers rave about the digital inspection report, and we like it, too. It makes us feel more like your partner than a sales “guy”, and that’s good for our relationships with our customers, and good for business.
Here are some after winter car care tips to help get your car in shape for spring!
- Change your oil and oil filter.
- Check your fluids.
- Replace your wiper blades.
- Check your charging system.
- Fix your windshield.
- Check your lighting.
- Lubricate your chassis parts.
- Check your belts and hoses.
- Check your filters.
- Check your tires. Remember we have our annual spring tire sale starting in April!