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04/12/2017
The arrival of spring means it's time for some seasonal vehicle maintenance. Using a synthetic oil, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil will help prepare your car for the season.

Tips to Keep You and Your Vehicle Safe During the Spring

Use these tips to keep your car well maintained and prepared for the spring.

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

One of the first steps to take in order to ensure your safety on the road this spring is properly taking are of your vehicle. If your vehicle is in good shape and properly maintained, it shouldn't give you much trouble this spring.

Replace the Fluids

Your vehicle's fluids are responsible for a lot, so it should come as no surprise that they need to be replaced or topped off every so often. Some of the most important fluids you should focus on this season include your motor oil, brake fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid. If you're looking for maximum protection for your engine, invest in a quality synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is known to outperform conventional oil, no matter the season or weather conditions. Another benefit of using a synthetic oil is that you don't have to change it as often, but it will still keep your engine clean and strong in between changes. Look for a synthetic oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. You can also click here to check out AMSOIL's full range of synthetic motor oils for all of your engines.

Check Your Tires

After a rough winter, give your tires a thorough inspection before deciding they're good for the new season. The inclement winter weather and not so great winter roads may have caused some new issues for your tires. Start by filling your tires to their proper air pressure in order to get a clearer view of their condition. Next, inspect the sidewalls and the tread for issues. This can include cracks, tears, and excessive wear. If the wear bars on the tread are showing, it's definitely time to replace your tires. Remember that a good set of tires will help improve your traction and will go a long way in keeping you safe.

Test the Lights

Although the spring generally has nicer weather than winter, you may still be expecting some showers. In order to stay safe on the road, you want to be sure that your lights are properly working. Not only will this allow you to see better during the spring showers, it will also help other drivers see you and be prepared for your next move. Enlist the help of a friend or family member in order to ensure all of your lights are working. This includes your tail lights, reverse lights, and brake lights, which will be harder for you to test on your own. If any bulbs are dimming or simply don't work, now is the time to replace them. Don't take your car out on the spring roads before getting a synthetic oil change in San Marcos. To find the perfect oil for your car, contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. Their experts can recommend the perfect oil from AMSOIL's full range of synthetic oils. For even more products, check out their online shop.

Spring Driving Tips

Once your vehicle has been properly prepared for the road, there are also things you can do as a driver to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Share the Road

As mentioned earlier, spring weather tends to be nicer. This can often result in more motorcyclists and bicyclists on the road. As a driver, it is your responsibility to stay alert and share the road. Since motorcyclists and bicyclists have less protection, be sure to keep an eye out for them. Always check your blindspots before making a move and listen out for motorcyclists.

Road Dangers

Spring isn't quite as warm as summer but it also isn't as cold as winter. This in-between season often sees large fluctuations in temperatures, which can mean tricky conditions on the road. While early mornings may still present frozen patches on the road, sunny afternoons can cause these patches to thaw. Stay alert and look out for slick patches on the road and avoid driving through puddles. You never know how deep a puddle might be or what it may be hiding. Avoid staring at the road as you drive and instead take quick glances while still staying alert of other road conditions.

Take It Slow

Finally, drive safely and take things slow, especially if you get caught in the rain. Drive at a speed that makes you feel comfortable and in control. Remember to avoid puddles in order to ensure you have the best traction. Avoiding puddles can help you prevent skidding and can keep you from hydroplaning. For tips on what to do if you start to hydroplane, check out this information from Mazda.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in San Marcos

If you're looking for the best synthetic oil for your vehicle, find it by contacting Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. You can find even more quality AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.
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