With Spring Coming back, It's Time To Consider A Tune-Up

Spring is a good period to remind Portland drivers of great car care tips. Though, we might not have as tough winters as other States, keeping up with car maintenance will ensure your car lasts longer with fewer needs of more expensive work. If you take these car care tips seriously, you will not just preserve the look of your car but you will also be ensuring it performs to the best of its ability. If you have any concerns in connection with below car care practices, please get in touch with MINI of Portland at 888-746-9315 and we'll help you identify any car issues.

New Wipers Combat Spring Rain

One of the minimal and least difficult do-it-yourself auto adjustments is replacing your windshield wipers. Windshield wipers can become severely weathered during winter because of the rubber blades consistently transitioning between warm and cold climates. With spring rain on its way to Portland, new wipers are important to improve your visibility in storms.

Maintain Control in Rain with Tread Depth

Winter might have worn out your tires. How do you know? You should check tread depth, warping and alignment, and tire pressure. If your steering wheel shakes at certain speeds, it can be a sign your tires might be warped due to alignment issues. Cracks and weathered rubber, as well as low tread depth is proof of requiring new tires. Bring your car into our Portland tire store to get an alignment check or to purchase a new pair of performance or all-season tires.

Other Car Features to Check This Spring

  1.     Battery - cables and terminals
  2.     Belts and hoses
  3.     Car fluids - transmission, oil, power steering, antifreeze and brake fluid
  4.     Brakes and rotors
  5.     Left over road salt

Seasonal Auto Maintenance Helps You To Save Money

Preventive auto routine maintenance reduces costly servicing later down the line. Ignoring that squeak or grinding sound won't make the problem go away. Overlooking it will simply ensure you'll have a higher priced repair in the foreseeable future. So get caught up with preventive maintenance on your car and remember if you want help with any automotive repair problem, you can reach out to MINI of Portland at 888-746-9316 or schedule an appointment online.


MINI of Portland

9134 Southwest Canyon Road
Directions Portland, OR 97225

  • Sales: 888-746-9315
  • Service: 888-746-9316
  • Parts: 833-979-0248

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  • Wed 8:00AM-6:00PM
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