As the cold winter months give way to the warmer, brighter days of spring, it’s essential to prepare your Mazda car for the new season. The team at Lester Glenn Mazda has compiled this Mazda service checklist to ensure a smooth, safe ride in your Mazda vehicle this spring.
Check and Swap Your Tires
The winter months can be hard on your tires, so it’s essential to inspect them for any signs of wear, damage, or uneven tread. Check the tire pressure and ensure it is set to the recommended levels for your Mazda model.
If you’ve been using winter tires, it’s time to swap them out for all-season or summer tires, as winter tires are not designed for optimal performance in warmer temperatures.
Top Off and Change Your Fluids
Spring is an excellent time to check your Mazda’s fluid levels, including engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Top off or change any fluids as needed, following the recommendations in your Mazda owner’s manual.
Even if you didn’t drive a lot over winter, you should still get your fluids changed as the colder temperatures cause oil to coagulate, preventing proper lubrication.
Inspect Your Brakes
Cold temperatures and road salt can take a toll on your brakes, so a thorough inspection is necessary. Check the brake pads, rotors, and calipers for any signs of wear or damage. If needed, replace worn components to ensure your vehicle’s braking system remains in top condition.
Replace and Clean Your Wipers
Winter can be harsh on your wiper blades, leading to reduced visibility during spring showers. Inspect the wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear, and replace them if necessary. Additionally, give your windshield a thorough cleaning to remove any accumulated dirt and grime.
Embrace Spring with MAZDA Service
By following these simple maintenance tips, you’ll be ready to hit the road and embrace the warmer weather with confidence. Contact the professionals at the Lester Glenn Mazda service center for any help on Mazda spring prep.