The Arrival of Spring in Anchorage Means It's Time For a Tune-Up

The winter season is often tough on your vehicle. Cold weather can break hoses and belts, salt can result in rust and engine fluids can be used up. It's good practice to annually complete a spring maintenance check in order to protect against wear and reduce your trips to the auto repair center, which is the reason MINI of Anchorage is providing a summary of common automotive car-care tips that you can check at home. If you don't feel confident investigating these features yourself, visit our Anchorage auto repair shop and have our OEM certified mechanics take a glance underneath your vehicle's hood.

A Low Battery Can Leave You Stranded

The battery gives your automobile life, fueling the electrical system with energy that starts your engine and gives power to your air conditioning and radio. The cold of winter can be hard on your car's battery. Slow starting engines and dim headlights are indications of low battery power. Should you have trouble starting your car, check the battery for corrosion around the terminals and also look for loose fitting cables. If there is corrosion around the terminals, you ought to clean them meticulously to prevent the corrosion from eating away the battery cables and to also improve terminal to cable bond. If none of these problems match your battery, but you're still having power issues, then bring your car into MINI of Anchorage for additional diagnostics.


Salt Can Destroy Your Vehicle

Leftover salt will in the end rust out your vehicle, specifically your car's undercarriage. If the undercarriage rusts, it might result in warped rotors, bad shocks and future cracks in the frame, among a number of other problems. Leftover salt is a significant issue, one of the leading cold weather elements that deteriorates and damages your automobile. Among the first details you should do in spring to combat leftover salt is to wash your vehicle thoroughly, especially the undercarriage.


Other Car Features to Check This Spring

  1. Belts and hoses
  2. Car fluids - transmission, oil, power steering, antifreeze and brake fluid
  3. Brakes and rotors
  4. Tire tread and tire pressure
  5. Windshield wipers

Seasonal Auto Maintenance Saves Your Car and Your Money

Preventive auto routine maintenance decreases costly vehicle repairs later down the road. Dismissing that squeak or grinding sound won't make the condition go away. Dismissing it will merely ensure you'll possess a more expensive repair in the foreseeable future. So stay up with preventive maintenance on your car and remember if you would like assistance with any automotive repair problem, you can contact MINI of Anchorage at 907-331-3548 or schedule an appointment online.

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