April is National Car Care Month!

It appears that the snow has, at long last, subsided for the season. We encourage drivers to celebrate National Car Care Month this April by saying “thank you” to their ride. Here are a few suggestions for giving your vehicle some Spring TLC.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

New Tires: Deals on tires revolve around the seasons. The best time to buy new tires is in the fall or the spring because drivers want to either prep for the snowy winter season or the hot summer sun. Many tire dealers offer great deals on tires during the spring due to stocking up for an expected rush.

Oil Change: Changing the oil is one of the easiest ways to extend the life of your vehicle. Whether you’ve been waiting for warmer weather to perform this service yourself, or you want to hire a professional, now is the time!

Windshield Repairs: During the winter months, your windshield takes a beating. Rocks, dirt, and ice are kicked up onto the glass, and often they leave a mark. If you have any chips or cracks you’ve left unattended, now is the time to have them repaired. Changes in temperature cause cracks to grow, so staying on top of repairs will keep the problem from turning into the need for a windshield replacement.

Brake Check: Due to winter weather and icy roads in the winter season, roads are usually more congested, and drivers tend to hit their brakes more often. The coming of spring is a good time to get your brakes serviced, especially if your brakes are making a grinding noise, or you’ve noticed your stopping distance has increased. In general, rotors should be replaced every 50,000-70,000 miles, while pads should be replaced every 10,000-20,000 mile.

Don’t delay important maintenance for your vehicle! If you think it’s time to say goodbye to your old vehicle and start fresh with any of the quality used vehicles at Certified Headquarters, give us a call at 631-366-3700, and we’ll help you find the perfect car for your needs and budget.