6 easy tips for taking care of your car this spring!
That spring weather is in the air! It’s the perfect time to spend a little bit of time to ensure your car is ready for any road trip. Of course, the last thing you need is to break down. Below we’ll look at six simple tips that you can use to ensure that your car is ready for spring this year!
6 Easy Spring Car Care Tips!
- Clean Your Car Inside and Out
Nothing beats a good spring clean. As the weather improves, it’s a good time to give your car a good wash and polish. Washing your car and getting that road salt off is vital to prevent rust and corrosion. Also, interior detailing is a great investment and the perfect way to start off your spring. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, book it with a detailer.
- Check the Tire Pressure
In cold weather, your tire pressure reduces, so you put more air in. As the weather warms up, you’ll notice that you have too much tire pressure. Too much tire pressure can cause your tires to wear harder than usual. While you’re checking your tire pressure, it’s also a good time to check the tread and wear on your tires.
- Check the Wiper Blades
Weather over winter can be really rough on your wiper blades. The last thing you want is to be caught in a spring shower and have worn, cracked, or damaged wiper blades. Most experts agree you should change the wiper blades at least every six months.
- Check Under the Hood
It’s time to check under the hood! You want to check engine oil levels, coolant levels, wiper fluid, brake fluid, and all your rubber belts for signs of wear, such as cracking. If you aren’t comfortable checking all these things yourself, book your car for a service with your mechanic.
- Check Your Suspension and Alignment
Winter roads are particularly harsh on vehicles’ tire alignment and suspension. Getting your car booked in to have the suspension and alignment checked is always a good idea. This is one area that most people don’t have a lot of experience in. So, don’t be afraid to book your vehicle in with a professional.
- Check Your Filters
It’s easy to forget about your filters, particularly interior air filters. As spring rolls around, there’s more pollen in the air. If you are prone to allergies, then getting a good interior clean and checking your filters could make your next drive a lot more pleasurable. Don’t forget. Your car needs clean air too! Get your air filter cleaned and replaced while you get your car serviced.
When You Need Help
There you go! 6 easy spring car care tips for ensuring your car is in great condition this spring. A little bit of regular care and servicing can go a long way to ensure you make it to your destination.
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