April is National Car Care Month in the United States, with the Car Care Council encouraging drivers from coast-to-coast to take some time to assess the health of their vehicle(s).

Not only does making sure your vehicle is in good shape ensure your family’s safety, it also keeps your vehicle’s re-sale value high and helps you potentially avoid expensive repair bills down the road. When it comes to preventative maintenance, a small investment can mean huge savings over the lifespan of your vehicle.

Click HERE to download a complimentary ebook from the Car Care Council and check out a few quick car care tips below:

Many people think of this fluid only in the cold months but antifreeze (also known as coolant) also cools the engine in the heat of the spring and summer. Antireeze is responsible for keeping your vehicle running at a consistent temperature. Don’t ignore it just because it has “freeze” in its name – antifreeze will become even more important as the weather warms up to prevent overheating engines and vehicle breakdowns.

Air Conditioning System
As the days start to get warmer here in Wisconsin, you’ve most likely already noticed the need for a/c to stay cool and comfortable while driving. Since you weren’t using this system in the winter months however, you’ll likely notice latent problems as the weather gets hot. Your best bet to make sure your a/c will be working well when you need it the most is to have it inspected by an ASE-certified technician – DIY refrigeration flushes have been known to do more harm than good!

Tire Pressure
Warming temperatures raise air pressure – a 10 degree increase can affect tire pressure by 1-2 psi. High tire pressure means you’ll get fewer miles to each gallon and means your tires will wear out faster than if they were properly inflated. Every time you stop at a gas station, be sure to check your tire pressure to make sure it’s at the proper levels.

Spring Inspection
The best thing you can do for your vehicle this spring is stop by our shop for a full inspection. When you bring your vehicle into Meister Import Motors, our ASE-certified technicians can check everything above and can fix any problems we find. We can also teach you about what we find to ensure you’re able to make an educated decision about what’s best for your vehicle!

Happy National Car Care Month from your friends at Meister Import Motors!