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Common Vehicle Problems in the Spring

Springtime can be a great time to take your car out for a spin and enjoy the warmer weather in Martinez, CA, but it can also bring its own set of challenges for your car, truck, van, or SUV. Here are some common vehicle problems that you should be on the lookout for this spring and what you can do to prevent them:

Pothole damage: Winter weather can create potholes in the road that can cause wear down your car's suspension, tires, and alignment. If you hit a pothole, it would be best to have your car checked by a mechanic to ensure that there is no damage that needs repair.

Battery problems: Cold weather can take a toll on your car battery, and the warmer temperatures of spring can cause it to fail. Have your battery checked by a mechanic to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Tire pressure changes: As temperatures rise, so does the air pressure in your tires. Remember to monitor your tire pressure regularly and adjust as needed to ensure proper handling and fuel efficiency.

Cooling system issues: Spring is a great time to have your car's cooling system checked and serviced. As the weather warms up, your engine is more susceptible to overheat.

Brake problems: Winter weather can cause wear and tear on your brakes, so it's important to have them checked in the spring to ensure that they are in good condition.

Air conditioning issues: After sitting dormant during the winter months, your car's air conditioning system may need to be serviced or recharged to ensure that it is working properly.

Windshield wiper damage: The cold air could have worn down your windshield wipers. Check them for any signs of wear or damage and replace them if needed.

By addressing these common vehicle problems, you can help ensure that your vehicle is ready to take on the road this spring. Don't hesitate to take your car to Hagin's Automotive for any necessary repairs or maintenance today.

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