April is Car Care Awareness month and the National Car Care Council (carcre.org) would like to remind you of ways you can give a little TLC to your vehicle during April.
1. Check all your lights for any burned out bulbs–this includes the interior and exterior. Many of us will be driving more now through the summer months, so being visible on the road is crucial.
2. Check filters and fluids–filters include: air filter, oil filter, cabin air filter and fuel filter. The fluids to check are: transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant (antifreeze), windshield washer fluid (you will use a lot of this), engine oil level, power steering, brake and transmission fluids. Dirty air filters can waste gas and effect your vehicle’s engine to lose power.
3. Check belts and hosesfor signs of excessive wear or if they have become loose. Particularly for the air conditioning, power steering and electrical systems.