Next, I recommend replacing the wiper blades. Normally during winter season the wiper blades are used more often due to rain and snow therefore wearing it out quicker. The battery should be inspected for voltage, condition of the battery for battery casing cracks, and potential acid leaks. We use a volt meter and check the battery voltage; if the voltage is below 12.2 or the battery itself is leaking then it is time to replace it. The alternator should also be inspected and it should produce over 13.5 volts with the engine running. Moreover, the drive belt should be inspected for potential damage and cracks. Rust and condensation can cause all sorts of problems so next I recommend inspecting the ignition coil for potential rust that may accumulate. If there are rust and condensation it can potentially cause a misfire. Furthermore, the cooling system such as the radiator should be inspected for possible cracks. During extreme low temperature the radiator and heater core can crack and possibly start to leak. The radiator and radiator overflow tank should be filled to the top with coolant.
Moreover, the radiator cap should be inspected for rust. If there is rust it is time to replace it. Next, replace your snow tires for all season tires. Snow tires are only designed for cold season. Since spring season is much hotter this can affect the performance of the snow tire and cause it to wear out at a much faster pace. Now since you have finished your inspection, it is time to give your car a new shine. We recommend using car wax to protect your car from the spring sunshine.
Contact Eli & Gary's Automotive Service for any of the above mentioned services or for an inspection of your vehicle. Call (781) 321-0880