If you live in Johnson City, part of your spring cleaning should include car and truck repair at Ponder Auto Repair. We’ve worked on all makes and models of cars, trucks, and SUVs. We have been committed to our customers and our community since 1982. So, as the weather warms up and spring gets you out of the house and doing home repairs, don’t forget to take care of your vehicles.
Car maintenance and repairs should be done after the cold, winter driving. Doing the needed work now can save you more expensive and time-consuming repairs later on. You don’t want to be going to a graduation or summer vacation and have car problems.
Our experienced and friendly technicians are ready to help you tackle your auto maintenance and repair chores. Here are some things you may want to put on your spring cleaning list. Some of these you can do yourself like cleaning the exterior and interior of your car, but the others you should have a professional take care of.
Clean the Outside.
It’s time to clean of winter’s grime by washing the outside of your car. It’s best to use a cleaner made for cars and a coat of wax will help protect the finish. A paste wax is usually the best. Don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage and wheel wells to wash away any dirt, chemicals and salt residue.
Clean the Inside.
Don’t forget to clean and wipe down the inside of your car. Go ahead and vacuum the carpet and seats, and scrub any stains. Clean out the trash in the back seat and under the seats. Why not take a remove anything in the truck that you really don’t need?
Inspect the Brakes.
One of the most important things to check is your brakes. Our technicians will make sure your brakes are working correctly. You do not want to take chances on your brakes. If there is a problem we can fix your brakes and get you back on the road safely.
Check Hoses and Belts.
Our technicians can take a look at your vehicle’s hoses and belts, checking for cracks, fraying, soft spots, and connections. If you need, we can replace a hose or belt.
Take Care of Fluids.
We always look at your fluids, like window washer fluid, brake fluid, and automatic transmission fluid. If they need, we top them off.
Swap Out Wiper Blades.
All that winter snow, rain, and slush, your windshield wipers have probably taken a brutal beating. They are not that expensive and very important for your driving vision. We can replace them for you. It’s easy and quick. Take a look at your rear-window blade, too.
Get a Radiator Flush.
We can flush your radiator and add water and coolant.
Check Battery Connections.
Your battery affects many parts of your car. So, we will make sure it works. We will inspect the battery posts and connections to ensure they are clean. If not, we will clean them.
You know how important tires are for your vehicle. Our technicians will check your tires’ air pressure, look for wear or damage, and if you need, check the alignment. Don’t forget to check the air pressure in your spare tire as well.
Get a Tire Rotation.
While we’re on the subject of tires, you should have them rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Tires are expensive and you want to get the best performance and the longest use from them that you can. Rotations ensure even wear and performance.
Yes, the sun is starting to peek out and spring is finally arriving. Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City reminds you that your spring cleaning should include car and truck repair. We are ready to make sure your vehicle is roadworthy for the spring and summer. Contact us for an appointment or swing by the shop and talk to one of our trained technicians.