If you live in a portion of the United States that experiences harsh winters, you’re probably desperate for spring and a glimpse of warm weather. Luckily, spring is getting closer and we’ll soon be able to roll down our windows and soak up the sun.
As the seasons prepare to shift, you should prepare for your car for spring.
Windshield wipers are overworked in winter months. They are constantly washing away rain, snow, slush, and salt and get worn out. Windshield wipers deserve a spring break too; replace your wipers when weather improves.
Fill Up On Fluids
Most people use an exceptional amount of windshield wiper fluid in winter months. Although it’s important to make sure that you’re not running low throughout winter months, make sure to top it off in the spring as well. While you’re at it, check your oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid also.
Scrub the Salt
If you live in an area where salt is found on most roads, it is important to clear any residue from your car. Salt, and sand, can damage the paint of your car. It is important to scrub the salt from both the inside and outside of your car. Give special attention to the bottoms of the doors and the carpets inside.
As we’ve mentioned before, tire pressure is an important part of car maintenance. Shifts in the seasons can cause tire pressure to fluctuate. Although you should be checking tire pressure on a regular basis, make sure to check it seasonally as well, ensure that tire pressure is appropriate.