Spring is in the Air at Martino’s Auto Center

Spring is in the Air at Martino’s Auto Center

It’s hard to believe that we are just 80 days away from Memorial Day Weekend! And, although we’ve had what is considered a mild winter in the Delaware Valley, I’m sure most of you are looking forward to the warm weather ahead. Here at Martino’s, we’ve had a few days this week in the upper 50’s with the bay doors open, so it is safe to say that we have a bit of spring fever. Let’s hope Punxsutawney Phil was right!

Now that you are picturing yourself holding a drink on that beach or mountain, or grilling with friends and family, Martino’s wants to make sure you get there safe and sound. It’s not too early to start thinking of some quick and easy ways to ensure your summer driving goes smoothly.

  1. Check your A/C system: Unless you’re driving a convertible, you’re going to want cold air blasting during the hot summer months. Since it has probably been awhile since the A/C system has been turned on, now is a good time to double check. Let it run for a few minutes, and if you notice any strange noises or odors, or if it just isn’t blowing cold, let us know and we can help diagnose and fix the issue.
  2. Check air pressure in tires and swap out winter tires: As you are already aware, your tire pressure will fluctuate based on the weather. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicles correct tire pressure. Properly inflated tires will last longer and improve gas mileage. An improperly inflated tire can overheat, potentially leading to a blowout on the highway. You will also want to set an appointment to change out your winter tires with “summer”, or all-season tires. If you don’t have winter tires, rotating your tires can help extend tread life.
  3. Inspect the windshield washer fluid and wiper blades: You know the old saying, April showers bring May flowers. Visibility is paramount, and over the winter months your wiper fluid may be getting low due to frequently de-icing your windshield. And, if you notice any streaks or noises now is good time to have your wiper blades replaced.