This Spring Car Care Checklist Could Save You Hundreds
Winter brutalizes cars. Now that the coldest months are behind us, it's time to prevent unnecessary repairs and expenses by performing the annual ritual of spring auto maintenance and inspection. Small, hidden problems could get big if you don't examine your vehicle after the spring thaw.
One element rarely overused in the winter is the air conditioner. That doesn't mean its power and function hasn't diminished, though. Check to make sure tepid air isn't just dribbling out. If the AC is weak, it could mean a loose drive belt, a clogged condenser, or perhaps even a leak -- but might be as simple as a lack of refrigerant. Blown AC can be a major, costly repair. But if it's worth the price, do it before the summer swelter arrives.