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Important Seasonal Maintenance for Your GM Vehicle

One of the most fortunate things about living in Concord is that there’s no such thing as a bad season. Beautiful year-round, Concord never leaves you short of beautiful sights to explore. And that means it’s especially important that your General Motors vehicle is always up to date on seasonal maintenance.

When the seasons change, your Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle may be in need of some key maintenance. Getting the work done by the service pros at Banks Auto in Concord, New Hampshire, ensures that you and your GM vehicle are ready to make the most of the season ahead.

Important Winter Maintenance

Even though Concord looks beautiful under a blanket of fresh snow, winter presents a unique set of challenges on the road. Get your GM vehicle up to date in some key areas before the cold season does its worst to New Hampshire.

Battery

There’s not much worse than being stranded in a cold parking lot after a long day at work. You can generally avoid this problem with a seasonal battery inspection, which ensures that you have enough power to get through the winter without issue. If our technicians find that your car’s battery has a low charge, we can quickly and easily swap in a reliable new battery.

Tires

Because Concord gets a lot of snowfall in the winter, healthy tires are crucial for optimal traction. In fact, we recommend considering switching to cold-weather tires for the season; they provide better traction and performance when you need it. Banks Auto has a wide selection of affordable winter tires that we can install quickly so you can stay safe on the road.

Important Spring Maintenance

Springtime in New Hampshire means hiking, shopping, and sampling the freshest maple syrup around. It also means that your GM vehicle has made it through the winter and could use a refresh.

Air conditioning

Things are starting to heat up in the spring months, so it’s a great time to make sure your A/C is in top condition. Our service experts will check and service your car’s air conditioner to reduce the risk of the system breaking down and leaving you in a sweat when the temperature rises.

Wiper blades

Concord tends to get a lot of rain, which can lead to limited visibility on the road. Make sure you can see clearly before the rain is gone with a fresh set of windshield wiper blades. We recommend installing new wipers every 6-12 months so that you have optimal visibility all year round.

Important Winter Maintenance

There’s no better time of year for the Live Free State to live up to its name than summertime. If you plan on heading out to the coast for a weekend getaway or up to White Mountain National Forest for a hike this season, you’ll want your GM vehicle to be as prepared as you are.

Oil and air filter

If you’re due for an oil change heading into the summer months, it’s important that you don’t wait any longer than you should. The high temperatures cause the engine to work harder, and dirty oil can severely impact its ability to work effectively and efficiently. A timely oil and filter change from Banks Auto helps the engine stay cool even on the hottest days of the year.

Tires

Whenever the temperature falls or rises 10 degrees, your car’s tires will lose or gain 1 PSI. That means rubber tires can become overinflated when summer weather hits, and driving on tires with too much air can increase the risk of a dangerous blowout. Avoid having your next road trip interrupted; make sure all four tires are properly inflated — plus the spare. Banks Auto can help you with important tire maintenance like rotations and replacements when needed.

Important Fall Maintenance

New Hampshire is, bar none, one of the most beautiful places in the country in the fall. Before you head out on a scenic drive to drink in that gorgeous foliage, bring your GM vehicle to Banks Auto in Concord for some important autumn maintenance.

Heating system

That brisk weather gets down closer to freezing pretty quickly in Concord, so fall is an ideal time to get your GM vehicle’s heating system checked out. Our service experts will make sure your vehicle is topped up on coolant and that the radiator and other important components are in the best shape possible.

Brakes

Falling leaves are a lovely sight, but they can become a hazard when mixed with heavy rainfall. That’s why it’s important to make sure your GM model’s brakes are in perfect working order in the autumn. By inspecting everything from the brake fluid to the pads and shoes, we can help ensure that you have the stopping power you need when you need it.

 


Important Maintenance Tips for Your GM Truck in Concord, NH

General Motors trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are well-known for their longevity and durability. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your pickup truck working well after it hits six digits on the odometer. Visit Banks Auto in Concord, New Hampshire, for all your GM truck service needs.

Keep your truck clean

You would be surprised how much keeping your pickup truck clean can do to promote longevity. Cleaning the exterior, hitch receiver, and bed help minimize the risk of rust and corrosion over time. It’s also crucial that you wash your GM truck after winter since road salt and other snow-melting chemicals cause rust. Be mindful about washing underneath your GM truck as well.

Invest in a bed liner or tonneau cover

If you use your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra to do a lot of hauling, the truck bed can take a beating. In addition to regular cleanings, a great way to keep it in top shape is to get a bed liner or tonneau cover. These accessories help prevent rust and damage caused by heavy cargo and the elements — and you can order them directly through Banks Auto.

Diesel truck maintenance

Chevrolet and GMC trucks offer the legendary power and capability of Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engines. While they’re engineered to work harder for longer, there are steps you can take to help your diesel-powered GM truck keep performing well.
Keep an eye on the fuel filter and replace it as often as needed. Diesel engines also feature a water separator, which you will need to check and drain regularly. You should check the diesel exhaust fluid frequently and top it off as needed.

Wheel alignment

Trucks like the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are built to conquer tough terrain, but they’re not impervious to damage. One way to make sure that your GM truck can continue to go off-road for years to come is to keep up on wheel alignment.
Trucks are susceptible to misalignment, which results in the vehicle pulling to a side and getting worse performance and fuel economy. By keeping current on alignment, having your GM truck tires balanced, and regularly checking your shocks and struts, you can ensure that your truck will perform smoothly and reliably.

Whether you drive a GM truck or another model made by Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC, you can trust the technicians at Banks Auto to take good care of it. Call or schedule an appointment online to prepare your vehicle for any season in New Hampshire.

 

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