Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist for Texas Vehicles

April 11th, 2022 by

Car Mechanic Inspecting

Get It All Done at a Ford Service Center at a Ford Dealership Near You

You’ve heard of spring cleaning, right? Why not extend that concept to your vehicle, and throw in some ever-important maintenance while you’re at it?

Our spring vehicle maintenance checklist will get your car ready for a summer road trip, carrying lawn and garden supplies, or simply cruising around and enjoying the season in Itasca, Texas.

Our expert technicians at the Ford service center at Zeck Ford Itasca can take care of all your tune-ups, fluid changes, new tires, alignment, and more.

Check Your Brakes

Brakes are key to safe driving. Having your brakes inspected seasonally to ensure they’re in good condition is absolutely essential, but especially in the spring. Winter driving puts more stress on brakes than all other seasons.

Before you take your car into the Ford service center, listen for new sounds, like grinding, squeaking, or squealing, when you hit your brakes. And even if they sound OK, they should still be checked out during your regular car maintenance visit at our Itasca Ford dealership.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

You should change your windshield wiper blades every six to 12 months – and because they’re so inexpensive, it’s worth it. Fresh windshield wiper blades clear your windshield more effectively in the rain, so you have improved vision as you drive.

Inspect your windshield wiper blades as part of your spring maintenance checklist, and visit the local auto parts store to buy replacements. Or, ask your service adviser about getting replacements during your next oil change at Zeck Ford Itasca.

Check and Replace Fluids As Needed

Your vehicle relies on your oil and transmission fluid to run smoothly. Spring oil changes ensure that your motor oil is the right viscosity for the season, while your transmission fluid should be changed on the schedule listed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Clean transmission fluid is vital for a functional transmission.

If changing these fluids is more difficult than what you’re willing to do, you can get help maintaining your vehicle at the Ford dealership near you, Zeck Ford Itasca. Our trained technicians are here to get the job done right.

Take Advantage of Our Low-Price Tire Guarantee

Check the tread on your tires for wear. If your tread is looking bare – and you can see the top of Lincoln’s head when you slip a penny between the treads – then it’s time for new tires.

In the spring, your best buy will be all-season tires for the best fuel efficiency in warmer weather. All-season tires offer plenty of tread life and durability, and come at a variety of price points.

Make an appointment to buy new tires at our service center, or schedule an appointment online. Our low-price tire guarantee means you’ll never overpay for tires again. If you find the same tires you bought from us anywhere else within 30 days for a lower price, we’ll refund you the difference. And if there’s a cheaper price elsewhere when you’re ready to buy, we’ll beat it!

Deep-Clean Your Vehicle

If you haven’t deep-cleaned your vehicle in months, then you’ve probably noticed that fine film of Texan dust that just won’t come off. And if your area had snowfall over the winter, it’s likely that the road chemicals have sprayed upward onto your vehicle. This can cause more rapid corrosion, especially in your wheel wells and underbody panels.

Thoroughly rinse this build-up from your vehicle with an exterior cleaning. You can do this at a manual car wash, or relax while you drive through the wash tunnel.

Don’t Forget the Inside, Too

Your dirty boots and shoes track filth into your car’s interior, and mud and soil can affect the look and longevity of your floor mats, dashboard, and upholstery.

Remove and wash your floor liners, then vacuum and clean the carpets. Spot clean your seats, and apply protective products to your dashboard, door panels, and console. Specialty products help prevent cracking and fading caused by UV exposure from the sun.

Make an Appointment for Vehicle Maintenance at Our Ford Dealership Near You

Your car, truck, or SUV deserves top-notch care, and our technicians know how to deliver it. We’ll keep your vehicle running like new.

Schedule a service appointment by calling us at (254) 221-9232, or by using our online request form. And don’t forget – our Ford service center is connected to one of the best used car dealerships and new car lots in Texas, so you can shop while you’re here.

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