Spring Maintenance for your Alfa Romeo

Spring Maintenance for your Alfa Romeo

Brought to you by Alfa Romeo of Larchmont

We all know how brutal a New York winter can be on your car. When we finally reach the spring season, it is important to give your beloved Alfa Romeo a 'spring tune-up'. Now, some of those things you can do right at home, like giving your car a good waxing or a thorough cleaning of the cabin. But for things like new tires or tire rotation, oil changes and more, Alfa Romeo of Larchmont is here to get your vehicle ready for the warmer months ahead. Read on below about some key spring maintenance for your car!

How often should I have my oil changed?

Now that the weather is nicer and we made it through the holiday's let's tackle that to-list. If you have not gotten an oil change within 5,000 miles, do that first! Regulate oil changes are vital to the life of your Alfa Romeo. The oil in your engine lubricates, ensuring that all its moving parts generate minimal friction; this is especially important in luxury high-performance engines such as the one in your Giulia Quadrifoglio or whichever Alfa Romeo model you may have.

How do you check the tread depth of your tires?

Another essential spring cleaning item is checking your tire pressure. Winters cold temperatures can cause the tire pressure to decrease, causing you to fill them up more. Now that the temperatures are on the rise, the pressures can increase making, in turn causing your tires to have too much air in them, leading to over inflation, which can cause premature tire wear. While you are checking your tire's air pressure, you should check its tread depth. This is super easy to do all you need is a penny. You inserted the penny headfirst into the tread. If you can see any part of the top of his head, it means you should replace your tires. It would help if you also inspected the sidewalls for any cuts or damage that could weaken the tire carcass and lead to a potential blowout in hot weather.

Why is tire rotation so important?

Tire Rotation is another spring cleaning maintenance item. It would be best if you had your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles to get the most life out of your tires. Balanced wear equates to maximum performance, optimum safety, and top-notch fuel economy.

What is the purpose of car wax?

A good cleaning and detailing to your interior and exterior is always a good thing! Wash off all the salt and dirt from the winter. Spring cleaning your car means washing floor mats, cleaning the grille, wiping down dust, and so much more. You will also want the exterior to be washed and wax to protect the paint from the upcoming summer sun's harsh UV rays.

Should I have my AC system check in the spring?

You will want to have your air conditioning check and service before those hot days of summer arrive. One of our certified technicians would happily check your AC levels to ensure that your system runs at its best.

The service department at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont is here to help.

The service department at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont prides our selves on our exceptional service and top-tier customer service. Whether you have a brand new vehicle or a pre-owned one, we will treat it with the utmost care. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 914-341-1600 and speak with one of our knowledgeable service writers today.

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