It’s time for a spring tune-up to get your vehicle ready for the warmer weather … and roadtrip season!

Is your vehicle roadtrip-ready?

Tire change and a tune-up should start your spring routine

It’s time to shed those winter layers and get ready for spring in Aldergrove. For your vehicle, that starts with putting your winter tires in storage and giving your summer tires the chance to hit the road!

“Once the temperatures are more consistently above 7 degrees celsius, your winter tires won’t handle as well on the road and will start to wear down more quickly than those designed for spring and summer driving,” explains Chad Therres, manager of Super Steve’s Tire.

Not only will summer tires be better for those spring rains coming our way, but they’ll also give you better fuel efficiency – perfect for those summer roadtrips coming up.

Beyond tires: Get roadtrip ready

  1. Rain also means contending with road dirt and grime, so a spring tune-up should include checking your wiper blades for wear – they typically need to be replaced every year or so – and topping up your washer fluid to keep your windshield clear and clean.
  2. Speaking of fluids, be sure your vehicle’s transmission, brake and other fluids are checked and topped up to prevent any unwanted surprises interrupting your weekend getaway, and ensure your front and rear lights are working as they should so other drivers see you … and you see them.
  3. After contending with a winter full of potholes, it’s a good idea to have your shocks and suspension examined to ensure all is working as it should and there are no damaged or missing parts.
  4. The same goes for any effects of corrosive road salt. A thorough car wash – including the undercarriage of your vehicle – should be part of your spring cleaning routine. It will help clear any residual build-up and make it easier for your mechanic or technician to see any problem spots, Therres says.
  5. If spring is also “Roadtrip!” season – we’re looking at you, boating and camping friends – be sure to get your battery checked before hitting the road and of course, change your oil to keep your engine humming along.

And if new tires are in your spring plans, the Super Steve’s team can help with that too – through June 15, get up to $120 cash back on select Goodyear or Dunlop tires and 250 bonus Airmiles!


Super Steve’s Tire and Mechanical is a family-owned and operated automotive shop in Aldergrove providing full mechanical services in addition to tire sales – including a lifetime of free flat repairs and rotations with four tires purchased.


Comments are closed

Just Posted

Mischievious characters take the stage in Seussical: The Musical

Langley’s Ahnika Barber and Lauren Trotzuk are performing the classic stories of Dr. Seuss.

A community with eight Toastmasters groups hosted the annual B.C. conference

Jim McGregor has worn many hats through the year, from father and… Continue reading

Olympic auditions return to Langley

An opportunity for unknown competitors to shine and, maybe, change sports

Langley Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

Langley firefighter climbs World Trade Centre in honour of 9/11 fallen

The local man is fundraising for the Memorial Stair Climb

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

Man charged in fatal Salmon Arm church shooting to appear in court

Matrix Savage Gathergood charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

Caitlin Midori Bradley, a 29-year-old dancer at a Kelowna bar, was originally from Surrey

Two back-to-back earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

5 to start your day

Gas prices continue to remain high, torched SUV in Vancouver linked to shooting and more

New commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people to be unveiled today

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Most Read