How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Now that spring is here, there are some things you need to do to make your car road-ready. Before you set out on a long commute or road trip, properly service and maintain your vehicle. With very little effort, you’ll have your car ready for warmer spring weather in no time.Car Driving in Spring Time

Here’s how to get your vehicle ready for spring:

1. Wash the undercarriage of the vehicle. Dirt, salt from the road, and other debris gets lodged under cars, trucks, and vans. Use a hose or visit a car wash with a power sprayer. This will remove the grime from your vehicle.

2. Wipe down the engine and clean the battery with a toothbrush. Leaves find their way under the hood. Brush them away. Use a soft mitt to remove dirt. You can find them for sale at any auto repair shop.

3. Clean the interior and exterior. Clean and wax the exterior of the car. Use a cleaner to wipe down your dashboard, steering wheel, and console. Steam clean the seats. Remove all winter tools from your vehicle. It’s spring after all! You won’t be needing ice scrapers or salt anytime soon. If you don’t feel comfortable detailing the vehicle, have an auto repair shop do it for you.

4. Replace windshield wipers. Blades should be changed twice yearly, in the spring and fall. An auto repair shop sells a number of different wiper styles to meet your needs. Best of all, they can install them for you if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

5. Inflate tires. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated in the spring. Use a tire gauge to make sure each has enough air pressure. If your tires look bald, take them in to an auto repair shop and have them checked out.

6. Top off fluids. Change the oil in your vehicle and have an auto repair shop employee add windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, and coolant.

Spring auto repair is necessary. It helps keep you on the road safe and sound. Your vehicle operates more efficiently which saves you money as well. Performance Auto Repair can help you back on track right away.

Call us today at (334) 245-6600 for more information or to schedule an appointment!

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  1. These are some great tips on how to keep your car well-maintained throughout the year. I think we focus a lot on winterizing the car, but we don’t really do anything when the weather gets nice again. I didn’t realize that it was important to clean out the engine with a toothbrush. That sounds like a really good way to make the car last longer.

  2. Thanks for the information! Now that spring is here, it seems like it’s about time to make sure that my car hasn’t suffered from any damage from the winter. I liked the second tip about how to wipe down the engine properly on my own. It’s good to know that I can just use a toothbrush to remove dirt. That seems like a simple method for cleaning out my car’s engine and battery.

  3. Have you planned for a travel trip? Then, spring is the best season for your travel. It adds more fun and memories while traveling. But, it must be very essential to maintain properly by using home care tips as the blog mentioned above. I love your toothpaste tips. It sounds very good and very simple way to clean my car’s engine and battery. Thank you for your helpful tips.

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