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Spring is just around the corner and as it nears the smell of the open road seems to fill the room, doesn’t it? Many people tend to cover additional miles in the spring and summer as they use school and work breaks for quality road trips. As you prepare for any upcoming journey that you may have planned out, now would be a good time to make sure that your car or truck is ready to roll. By performing the following services you can help improve the reliability of your ride and maximize fuel efficiency, ensuring you’re spending your time on the road, not at the pump.

Check auto maintenance schedule

Spring is a great time of year to ensure that your vehicle is up to date with all its required maintenance. Compare your car’s actual mileage with the maintenance necessities listed in your owner’s manual. Depending on the mileage of the car you may find that it is due for diagnostics, safety checks, brake jobs, belt or hose replacement, a new battery, oil change, fluid flushes or 30-60-90K services.

Tire Check

It’s imperative that your tires are in good shape at all times, but especially if you’re planning to hit the road for an extended period of time. Tires that are under-inflated can result in decreased fuel economy and poor handling. Balding tires can also contribute to poor handling and lead to a blow out. If your vehicle is in need of new tires or even a tire rotation, now would be the time to take care of those items. Also, if you put snow tires on your vehicle for winter, be sure to swap them out when the sun starts to shine.

Fuel injection service

To ensure that your vehicle is getting the correct amount of fuel sent to the combustion chamber you should consider a fuel injection cleaning service. This will remove any gunk from the injectors that could prevent your car from running as efficiently as possible during daily driving or long summer road trips.

Replace filters

For an improved ride in terms of both comfort and performance you should replace the air filter, fuel filter and the cabin air filter. While a new air filter and fuel filter will ensure that your vehicle continues to run well, the cabin air filter keeps your ride enjoyable by removing impurities from the air that enters the cabin through the vents.

Spring cleaning

Now is the time to remove road salt and other winter debris from your vehicle. A deep cleaning, inside and out, can reduce the chances of rust and help keep your vehicle looking its very best for years to come.

If you’re eager to get on the road, make sure your car is up to the task. To schedule a pre-trip inspection and auto maintenance in Machesney Park or the surrounding communities, reach out to the team at Carz R Us. Our crew would be happy to help you get the most out of every drop of gas in the tank. Give us a call at (815) 406-6014 to request expert auto repair in Machesney Park today.