January 3rd, 2024 by

Here comes the sun and rising temperatures, which means an entirely different strategy for car care. Here are six simple tips to help you care for your vehicle as we make way for spring!!

1. Wash and Wax
One of the single most important things as spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to build up on your car can affect its paint and finish.

2. Clean the Inside, Too
Nobody wants to spend time cleaning out their car during a cold winter day. That’s why spring is the perfect time to clean your car’s interior, Spring Cleaning we like to call it. Remove and throw away any trash and other items that have accumulated in your vehicle over the winter.

3. Check Your Tire Pressures
As air gets warmer again in the spring, tire pressures can increase; If the pressure increases past your manufacturer specification (because you added air during the winter), it can seriously affect your car’s drivability and fuel economy.

4. Inspect Your Wiper Blades
As spring starts and temperatures warm up, check your wiper blades for any signs of wear. The wiper itself could wear dramatically over the winter due to ice buildup or other issues on your windshield.

5. Check Under the Hood
Do a thorough check under your hood to make sure your car’s engine made it through the winter without problems including checking your fluids. Specifically, check belts and hoses to ensure the cold temperatures haven’t rendered them brittle or heavily worn.

6. Check Alignment and Suspension
If you find yourself frequently traveling roads with huge potholes or rocks that have emerged from the asphalt, it could ruin your car’s alignment or damage suspension components. We advise that if you’ve taken your car to a mechanic to check under the hood, ask for a quick suspension and alignment check to make sure nothing is too far outside the manufacturer’s specifications.

Happy Spring!

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