Xpert Tips for Preparing Your Vehicle for Spring
Winter is ending and you can finally start to enjoy spring and warmer weather! After the harsh winter, it is important you make sure your vehicle is ready for spring! Here are our Xpert Tips for preparing your vehicle for spring!
Wash Your Vehicle
Wash your car, including the undercarriage. Although you can’t see the undercarriage, that is where road salt accumulate. Cleaning the undercarriage will help to avoid rust and build-up.
If you really want to get into spring cleaning, wash the interior of your vehicle as well. Although it may seem dry, the floor may be saturated with water, snow, salt, and anything else your shoes tracked in over the winter.
Inspect, Rotate, and Align Your Tires
Winter driving is hard on your vehicle’s tires. Aligning and rotating your vehicle’s tires ensures safer wearing and will get the best life out of the tires.
It’s also important to monitor tire tread and make sure none of your tires are balding; they will need adequate traction for the rainy months ahead.
Check Your Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers take a beating during winter. It is best to change your wipers with the seasons, especially as the rainy season approaches. New windshield wipers will improve visibility and reduce the risk of an accident.
Check Your Vehicle’s Battery
Because your vehicle works extra hard during winter, it is easier for the battery to drain. Most auto parts stores offer a free battery inspection. If you suspect your battery’s life is low, check the date that it was installed and visit your local auto parts retailer if it is older than four years.
Fill Your Vehicle’s Fluids
Get all of your vehicle’s fluids topped off and filled, especially windshield wiper fluid. It empties quickly during the winter when it is constantly being used to clean off slush from the windshield. Purchase a wiper fluid with RainX, it will keep your front window clean and increase visibility, especially in the rain.
Engine oil protects the engine against wear and tear. It is important to keep it full so that the engine and its working parts continue to function properly.
Another important fluid to monitor is brake fluid. Brake fluid transfers the pressure from your foot on the pedal to the wheel. If the brakes do not have enough fluid, it will take more time and effort to stop your vehicle.
Check for Damage
Now winter is over, look over the body of your vehicle to see if there are any scratches or dents on the vehicle that may have gone unoticed over the winter. Then visit your local Auto Body Xperts location to see how you can get that fixed!