Spring Service Checklist for Used Cars

April 25th, 2022 by

Mechanic Servicing a Car | INFINITI of LafayetteWe all know that winter is a typical time of the year for cars to be serviced, with the intense weather conditions taking a toll on your vehicle, it’s important to check your prominent areas of your car, like your tire health and air conditioning. Keep in mind that impending summer weather will bring its own set of challenges for your car. You can simultaneously address winter’s weathering effects while preparing for the summer heat and road trips, by taking care of this service checklist with INFINITI of Lafayette

Test the AC

We all know that the refreshing spring air will switch to summer heat very quickly in Louisiana, so make sure that your AC is running properly. Since you probably didn’t use it as much in the winter, turn the AC on to ensure cool air is coming out. If the air is warm, it’s likely that your used car may need some freon added to it. If adding freon doesn’t do the job, bring your car to INFINITI of Lafayette’s Service Department and one of our service technicians will be able to diagnose the problem! Don’t forget to take advantage of our service specials to get maintenance at a great price. 

Check Your Tires’ Air Pressure

The cold air and harsh road conditions may have done damage to your used car’s tires, so before you take off for your summer road trip, check the air pressure. When you are checking the air pressure, make sure the tires aren’t over or under inflated. Most standard tires have a recommended pressure of 30-35 PSI. If you don’t know your recommended air pressure, take a look in your owner’s manual, look at the inside frame of your driver’s door, or give our used car service department a call! Maintaining your air pressure helps to prevent flat tires or blowouts, so that you can get to your vacation spot safely this summer. 

Check Your Engine Fluid and Change Your Oil

It is important to check your engine fluid levels as the warm weather starts, the heat can cause these fluids to evaporate and run slower. It is especially important to check the coolant, the coolant keeps your engine cool and ensures that it will not overheat and bring about a lot of new issues. To check your engine fluids, open the hood of your car and find your coolant container, make sure that the coolant is filled to the marked line on the side, if it isn’t, then simply add more. As for an oil change, our service center is ready to service your car, we have plenty of service specials, and scheduling online is a breeze!

Test Your Battery 

The hot weather of summer can cause excessive wear and strain on your battery, so get ahead of that by bringing your used car to our INFINITI of Lafayette dealership so that our service technicians can test it for you. If you need a new battery for your used INFINITI, you can simply order it from our website and our INFINITI service center will be able to install it for you. 

Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

We all know that summer storms are common, so be sure and replace your windshield wiper blades before they start to roll in! New wiper blades make it much easier to see in the rain, if you have worn out wiper blades, it can blur your vision and make it more dangerous to drive. We all want to make it to our vacation spot safely! 

Rotate Your Tires

Before you start planning your summer trips to the beach or to your favorite vacation spot, be sure to rotate your used car’s tires. Tires can wear in different ways on a rear tire or a front tire, so by rotating them you make sure that every tire works in a different position on your vehicle to keep it evenly wearing. Rotating them every 3,000 to 5,000 miles can help them to last longer and continue to be able to take you on fun adventures!

A Used INFINITI is a Great Summer Ride

When you’re ready to find your next vehicle to take you everywhere you want to go, take a look at our large selection of used INFINITIs. We all know that used cars are more affordable than new cars, and at INFINITI of Lafayette we have tons of used car specials! With our certified pre-owned program, you can be confident in the quality of your next car. Our finance department is happy to help when you find your perfect fit, value your trade and apply for financing to explore all of your options!