Your Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

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You’ve heard of spring cleaning for your home, but have you ever conducted a spring maintenance check on your vehicle? The change in seasons is a good time to give your vehicle some attention and care that is likely needed. Here is a list of items to check for as spring weather sets in.


If you use snow or winter tires throughout the cold season, once all the snow and the ice are gone, it’s time to replace them with a set of performance tires. While it may be tempting to use your winter tires all year long, they aren’t suited for warmer weather. If you’ve made do with all-season tires now’s a great time to have them rotated. While you’re at it, make sure your technician checks your alignment and balancing as well.

Windshield Wipers

Cole weather, ice, snow, and road salt can wear down your windshield wipers. Take a look at your wiper blades and make sure that they’re in good condition. If not, replace them and replenish your wiper fluid.


Although the cold, winter weather does not affect your brakes directly, it does have some indirect impact. Because of snow and ice, drivers tend to change their driving habits and use their brakes more. This increased usage can cause your brakes to wear down faster. So, it’s a good idea to have your brake system inspected in the spring.


Although modern engines don’t necessarily need to be warmed up to work properly in the winter, the cold weather does affect the fluids in your car. In addition to your wiper fluid, you’ll want to check all of your other fluids as well. They include:

  • engine oil
  • brake fluid
  • transmission fluid
  • power steering fluid

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O’Daniel Honda

If you need a certified technician to complete any of your vehicle spring maintenance checklist, come to O’Daniel Honda in Omaha, Nebraska. Our skilled mechanics will help you ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for the warm weather. You can call our service department anytime during regular business hours at 402-393-7801.

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