Spring is in the air, which means spring cleaning is on everyone’s schedule. And, it’s probably about time to get your vehicle serviced again after a long, hard winter. Here’s a brief checklist to cover the basics of preparing your car for Spring.
Inspect Belts and Hoses
Check to make sure belts are tight and hoses are rigid. If not, belts can be tightened at an auto shop and hoses can be replaced.
Change Wiper Blades
Wiper blades periodically need to be swapped out a few times a year depending on the weather in your area. But, considering the hazardous temperatures of winter and the rainstorms of spring, replacing them is a safer bet.
Check Tire Pressure
Gauge your tire pressure to make sure it meets manufacturer recommendations. Low tires can skid on slippery streets, and cold temperatures cause tires to lose pressure faster.
Oil, coolant, wiper fluid, brake fluid, and everything else you can think of--check it all! If anything seems low, top it off, but you should consider a service appointment if it gets low again.
Wash It - All of It!
Winter leaves more dirt and grime on your ride than you realize, so break out the car wash tools. Pay extra care to the undercarriage, where salt can get stuck on the body of your vehicle and cause lasting damage.