Spring Car Care Tips

In just a few weeks, the official start of Spring will be here. Will you be getting ready by doing a Spring cleaning around your home? If so, you may also want to consider a little Spring maintenance on your vehicle, especially if you want to make sure it's in good shape for the scenic drives you'll be taking. This checklist is a good start to making sure your car, truck or van is ready for the change of the season.
  1. Remove winter tires or rotate all-season radials. Once the weather warms and the threat of snowstorms is over, it’s time to remove and store the winter tires. If you’ve got all-season radials on your vehicle, have them rotated.
  2. Replace wiper blades. Winter weather can be harsh on wiper blades. Make sure you can see out your windshield when those Spring rains come by changing the wiper blades.
  3. Have the brakes checked. You don’t want to find out your brakes need to be replaced when you need them for stopping. Some warning signs to look for include brake noise like squealing or scraping. For more information on brakes and symptoms you may need a brake job, visit our web site by clicking HERE.
  4. Clean the underbody. Salt build-up can lead to corrosion and rusting. To minimize the effect, clean your vehicle's underbody and underneath the rear and front bumpers.
  5. Wash and wax your vehicle. Car washes and waxes will keep the exterior of your vehicle looking its best.
  6. Don’t forget the inside. Guard vinyl and leather surfaces from sun damage and fading by applying a protectant. Give the carpets a good vacuuming, too.
  7. Get the oil changed. Regular oil and filter changes can extend the life of your engine.
  8. Check fluids. It’s a good idea to check all the fluids in your vehicle. If you find you need brake, steering or transmission fluids, you will want to bring your vehicle in to see if there is a problem with any of those systems. Top-off windshield washer fluid.
The best way to maintain your vehicle is by bringing it in to Trojan Auto Care. When you do, ask about our Spring maintenance specials.
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