Spring Car Maintenance Tips

  

It’s finally here! Spring! The gloriousness that is the spring season is upon us and it’s time to start doing all those spring cleaning projects you’ve been putting off. You know, like taking care of your car. I mean, it deserves some love too. So, we’re here to help you make sure your vehicle is ready now that the weather is turning warmer. Here’s our helpful tips for making sure your car is ready for the warmer temps.

 

Clean The Outside of Your Car

It’s likely been too long since you’ve taken the time to actually clean your car. So, head to the nearest car wash and not only wash, but also wax your vehicle. Doing both will help to remove all the debris that’s built up on your car, it can not only hurt your paint, but it can also impact your vehicle’s finish.

Clean the Inside of Your Car Too

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely been throwing things in the backseat over the winter months. So, now is the time to take the floor mats out and shake them a bit, vacuum your floor and those tiny crevices that always seem to attract food, and use upholstery cleaner for any stains. Also throw away any trash that you’ve collected (like receipts that always end up littering your car), dust off the dash and the console, and take inside any winter apparel you won’t be needing now that the warmer air is here.

Repair Dings and Dents

The snowy and icy conditions have likely lead to minor accidents. If you’ve been in a fender-bender and didn’t have the dents and dings removed yet, now is the time to get that work done. Getting these repairs taken care of not only lets your car look its best, but it also helps the vehicle to hold its value when it’s time to trade or sell it.

Inspect Your Wipers

With spring comes rain. Check your wiper blades and look for any cracks or wear and tear. If they don’t look great, replace them.

Examine Your Emergency Kit

You do have an emergency road kit, right? Now is the time to take inventory of it and make sure that all the essentials are not only there, but also work. Are your jumper cables ready for use with no frayed wires? Do you have lots of bottles of water not only for yourself in the case of an emergency but also for your car if it overheats? Does your flashlight have fresh batteries? By taking care of these issues now, it ensures that you’ll be prepared if you ever do find yourself stranded on the side of the road.

Need to give your car a good spring cleaning or maintenance once over now that the weather has turned warmer? Schedule an appointment at Crown Nissan of Greenville today.


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