With Spring weather being late to arrive, Nancy and Stephanie provide some vehicle tune-ups to consider before it warms up!
Nancy Kneble: Spring is coming in like a turtle.
Stephanie Kneble: Yeah, mom. So slowly but surely.
Nancy Kneble: Yes. Now like your house needs spring cleaning, which you so nicely pointed out that ours does. So does your vehicle. That needs attention. Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center, and this is Stephanie.
Stephanie Kneble: Here are some things to add to that already long list. But put these at the top, as dependability and reliability are your vehicle utmost importance.
Nancy Kneble: Absolutely. You want it to be dependable.
Stephanie Kneble: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Exterior points on the vehicle to address are number one, good wiper blades. Don’t forget to check the rear wiper, if you have one. Rule of thumb, is to replace the blades at least once a year, especially after this long winter-
Nancy Kneble: It was long.
Stephanie Kneble: … or sooner if it’s cracked or torn.
Nancy Kneble: Number two.
Stephanie Kneble: Good tire tread and tire pressures. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire if you have one in your vehicle.
Nancy Kneble: Do you know some vehicles, they don’t have spare tires?
Stephanie Kneble: I didn’t know that.
Nancy Kneble: Yeah.
Stephanie Kneble: Now remember what my mom taught you about how to check for good tire tread. And for those of you who don’t remember, or never saw the video …
Nancy Kneble: Oh honey, there’s nobody out there who’s never seen the video.
Stephanie Kneble: Check it out on our library of videos. Number three, replace burnt-out bulbs.
Nancy Kneble: And number four … I like this one, Steph.
Stephanie Kneble: Protect your vehicle’s finish. Wax it. Because dad, we’d appreciate it if you could wax my car and mom’s car.
Nancy Kneble: Yeah, don’t forget mine, honey. I would really like that. How about under the hood? There are points to address such as, is it time for a tune-up? Check on your owner’s manual for the recommended miles for this service. Or, is it time for an oil change? Does the manufacturer recommend every 5,000 or 10,000 miles for the service, and there’s a time for that service?
Check out all your fluids, like your brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. Is a time for them to be changed? And notice if those belts or hoses are cracked or dry rot. See if they need replacing. And of course, have your brakes checked.
Stephanie Kneble: Don’t put any of the needs for your vehicle off. Keep it operating dependable and reliable, so it’s ready to go when you need it.
Nancy Kneble: Oh, I taught you well.
Stephanie Kneble: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Nancy Kneble: Thank you for watching, and like us on Facebook. Share the information with others, because everyone should do a little spring cleaning, whether it’s for your house, or to your vehicle.