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Gearing Up Your Vehicle For Spring

Ah, springtime in the Rockies.

Living in Boulder, we have a unique perspective that almost nobody else in the world gets to enjoy. We see an amazing amount of sunshine, live in close proximity to the mountains, and have countless hiking trails and sights to see all year round.

Between the spring showers (and occasional spring snow storms), the turning of the season presents a great opportunity to get out and explore our great city — and our great state.

But without a reliable means of transportation, you could soon find yourself stuck in the mud going nowhere fast. Don't let this happen to you!

In this blog, we'll go over a few auto maintenance tips in order to help you gear up your vehicle for all of those fun-filled spring adventures.

Keep reading to learn more and visit our Boulder auto maintenance specialists at The Shop Automotive today to make an appointment.

Oil Check

The first, and possibly most important, tip for spring vehicle maintenance is to check and change your oil. After a long, rugged winter, you'll want to make sure that your vehicle is running at peak performance.

The best way to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape is by getting those routine oil changes every three months or so, and the changing of the seasons is a perfect way to keep track of that schedule.

Bring your vehicle in to The Shop Automotive today for the best oil changes in Boulder and prep your car for a great spring.

Along with an oil change, your auto maintenance checklist should also include a swapping of the oil filter. A fresh quart of oil is nothing without a fresh oil filter to keep it clean, after all.

Fluid Revamp

Since we're talking about essential vehicle fluids, spring is a good time to check all of those other liquids that make your car purr.

It's a good time to check everything from the power steering fluid to the brake fluid, the transmission fluid to the wiper fluid, all the way to the engine coolant and A/C refrigerant fluid. If you see that any of your fluids are running low, it could be an indication of a bigger problem (such as a leak).

If you find this to be the case, head to your local auto repair shop straight away to get the issue taken care of before it cramps your spring style.

Power Up

Do you know just how old your car's battery is? Chances are, if it's at least a couple years old, then that frosty winter weather didn't do it any favors.

Cold weather can slowly but surely drain your battery's charge. Once your engine starts to thaw out for the spring season, it's a good time to check your battery's charge and examine the surrounding connections and mounts.

Engine Examination

The engine is, of course, the closest thing your vehicle has to a heart. As long as the engine is pumping the right way, your car should be running at maximum efficiency.

But when things start getting neglected, that's when major problems could arise. Just as you don't want to neglect your own heart health, you certainly don't want to neglect the health of your car's engine.

The cold winter weather could have wreaked havoc on the belts, hoses, and other vital systems within the engine itself. Take some time to examine the terrain under the hood to make sure everything is in working order.

If so, then great! You're good to go for some spring cruises. But if not, then you might want to consider bringing your vehicle in to The Shop Automotive for top-notch engine auto maintenance in Boulder.

We handle everything from oil changes to engine tune-ups, intake manifold gaskets to cylinder head replacements, crankshaft seals to timing belts.

Visit The Shop

Ready for one last auto maintenance tip? OK, here it goes.

Visit The Shop Automotive in Boulder anytime you hear a funky noise, feel a wonky sensation, or smell an unwelcome scent while driving. It's our hope that these auto maintenance tips will help you avoid those major repairs and issues, but we also know that sometimes things just happen!

Our certified technicians are well-equipped to work on cars, trucks, SUVs, and more from all domestic and foreign makes and models.

Contact The Shop in Boulder today to set up and appointment and get out there and enjoy this wonderful Boulder spring!