Winter is brutal on your car and with the colder months almost over that means it’s time to start thinking about tuning up your car for the spring months ahead. Spring car maintenance in Abington, PA helps to prevent unnecessary repairs and expenses down the line. We put together a simple list of steps to take when gearing up for the warmer months ahead.
Wash Your Car: This is one of the simplest steps to take when taking care of your car after the winter months. It’s getting warmer out and the salt on the roads shouldn’t be lasting too much longer. Get the salt off of your car to prevent it from further damaging and corroding your paint and wheels.
Touch Up Chipped Paint: Now that you washed your car, you’ll be more easily able to see chipped paint that occurred during the winter months. These little chips and dings are breeding grounds for rust to start. Get your vehicles paint touched up to prolong the body of your car.
Fill Up Washer Fluid: Most of us use more washer fluid in the winter because of the salt on our windshields and it can be a lazier way of defrosting our windshields as well. Top off your washer fluid because going 65 mph on the highway isn’t the safest time to realize you’re out of washer fluid.
Check Your Tire Pressure: The difference in temperature usually causes a change in our tire pressure because the colder winter temps cause our tires to deflate a good amount. Check your car’s manual for the proper tire pressure which will be measured in PSI. Stop at a gas station that has an air pump or bring your vehicle in to your local mechanic to have your tires properly inflated.
Replace Beat Up Wiper Blades: The ice on our windshields as well as the freezing and thawing of your wiper blades can really batter them. Replacing your wiper blades after the winter is a great idea to ensure visibility when the rain hits. Check your car’s owner manual for the proper dimensions of wiper blades or stop in at your neighborhood automotive repair shop and they’ll hook you up.
These are the simplest steps you can take when shaking off the brutal winter months. To have your car completely looked over by a professional then call Bob’s Auto Repair at (215) 343-1255 to make sure your car is tuned up and ready to go!