De-Winterize Your Vehicle

By Avery Mills | Apr 18, 2016 8:05:17 AM

De-Winterize Your VehicleWinter is tough on your vehicle and in order to help keep it running smoothly and maintain the value, you need to complete a little spring time check-up.

WASH

You may have washed your car between snow storms all winter, but now that the weather is warming up, it’s time for a good, thorough cleaning to get rid of excess salt and grime. Make sure to especially pay attention to the vehicle’s undercarriage as it can collect built-up salt over time which can lead to corrosion.

REPLACE WIPERS

It’s recommended that you change your windshield wipers every six months or as soon as you notice a change in their performance. Wipers  can wear down more quickly in the winter as a result of the combination of heavy snow and more use.

HAVE ALIGNMENT, WHEELS, AND BRAKES CHECKED

Roads have a tendency of getting a little bumpier during the winter months, which can affect how your car runs. Have the alignment checked that everything is where it’s supposed to be and have the tires looked at for wear and tear.

CHECK OIL AND FLUIDS

It’s recommended to have the oil changed in your car every 3,000 miles, which means the average American will change their oil about 5 times a year. If you are close to that 3,000 marker, think about killing two birds with one stone while you’re having everything else checked.

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Author: Avery Mills