Posted on April 28, 2016
How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Now that the cold weather is almost in the past, it’s time to look towards the future. This means warm weather, road trips, and plenty of outdoor fun.

At some point, sooner rather than later, you should take the necessary steps in preparing your car for the spring season. This doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. It also doesn’t need to eat up your entire weekend.

With the right approach, you can have your car prepared for spring in no time at all – and on a shoestring budget. Here are five things to do:

1. Clean the Exterior

All of that snow, ice, and salt can take a toll on your car’s paint. Fortunately, you can clean it off within a matter of minutes, leaving you with a vehicle that looks as good as new.

Once the weather breaks and you know the snow has gone away until next year, you can tackle this task.

2. Wax the Exterior

Washing your car is a good start, but you don’t want to stop there. Why not apply a nice coat of wax to your car’s finish? 

There are two benefits of doing so:

  • It gives your paint an added layer of protection, such as against the sun.
  • It improves the overall appearance of your vehicle. You will love the shine!

3. Check the Fluids

This is a great time of the year to make sure your fluids are topped off. Furthermore, don’t hesitate to have the fluids changed if it has been a while. 

If you don’t know how to do this, make an appointment with your mechanic. This person can check your fluids and make suggestions on related maintenance. It may cost you a few dollars to complete this step, but it is extremely important.

4. Check the Tire Pressure

Your tires have a way of losing air during the cold winter months. While you should be checking your air pressure throughout the year, this is definitely important as winter turns into spring.

Temperatures are rising and you no longer have to concern yourself with extreme lows. Set your tire pressure to the recommended level and continue to check this often.

5. Inspect the Windshield Wipers

Your wipers take a beating during the winter months. They have to remove loads of snow from your windshield. They have to contend with ice on a regular basis. 

If your windshield wipers are failing in any way, it’s time for a change. Spring is sure to bring plenty of rain, so you want to make sure your windshield can be kept clear.  

By taking these steps today, your car can be fully prepared for spring in no time. Following this advice will give you peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is ready to take on the coming months! 

 

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