It’s Spring break which means that you’re out on the road more. You might be taking your car camping or on a road trip with the kids. The snow has almost all melted away and the sun is shining which means it is time to get your car in tiptop shape and ready for the beautiful months ahead. Preparing your vehicle for Spring can save you a lot of trouble later in the year, especially as the weather heats up in the Summer.
Wash Your Car
The first thing you can should do is wash your car after all the snow, slush, hail, and rain we’ve had this year. The freezing temperatures and salt on the road can do real damage to your paint job so make sure you take your car to a professional car cleaner who will get all that residue off your car. Pay extra attention to your car’s underside as the snow and salt can really damage your vehicle’s underbelly.
Check Your Tires
Now is the time (if you haven’t already) to change back to your all-weather tires. Get your mechanic or check your tires yourself for excessive wear and tear. If the tread is worn or if there are veins showing on the side of the tire it may be time to replace them. Make sure your tires are properly rotated and aligned.
Gas prices are going up in the Lower Mainland so you will want to do everything you can to save on fuel. The easiest way of doing this is ensuring your tires are fully inflated to the manufacturers recommended air pressure. Just by keeping on top of this can help you conserve on fuel.
Replace Wiper Blades
Snow and sleet can damage your windshield and windshield wipers. If your wipers are streaking, it can reduce visibility so it’s best if you replace them. In the wintertime, icicles, snow, hail or rocks can easily damage your windshield. If you’ve been procrastinating getting it fixed, now is a good time.
Top Up Your Fluids
In the wintertime, your engine can take quite the beating so Spring is the perfect time to ensure your car runs smoothly into the warmer months. The easiest thing to do is check your engine’s fluids to make sure they are full. You need to check your radiator, transmission, and brake fluid, and oil. If any of these fluids are low, you should top them up.
Check Your Battery
Your batter should be checked at least twice a year to ensure it’s in working order. Use a multimeter to find out the voltage of your car battery. It should be at least 12.6 volts or above. Another indicator that your battery may not be working correctly is your lights may be dim or has trouble starting. If your vehicle’s battery is failing, you should replace it.
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