How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring
Throughout the winter, your vehicle is exposed to brutal weather conditions. Now that winter is fading away and warmer weather is starting to arrive, it is time to prepare your vehicle for spring. These are a few of the essential care steps that you should focus on.
Wash and Wax the Exterior
Washing your car during the winter can be difficult to stay on top of. Over the last few months, road salt, grit, and other abrasive materials may have accumulated. These elements can ruin your paint job and should be removed properly. After carefully and thoroughly washing the exterior, add a protective coat of wax for future sustainability.
Repair Scratches and Dings
While washing and waxing your car, you may have noticed a few dings and scratches that developed over the last few months. These small areas should be repaired or touched up as soon as possible. Any exposed metal areas can eventually rust, and touch-up paint will prevent this type of damage.
Replace the Wiper Blades
Your car’s wiper blades must be in excellent condition so that you enjoy clear visibility as you cruise down the road. Generally, wiper blades should be replaced every six months – you know what they say about April showers!
Clean the Interior
Your enjoyment behind the wheel is magnified when you are in a clean, well-maintained vehicle. Cleaning out the junk that has accumulated in it over the last few months is a great starting point. Then, vacuum the carpeting, mats, and upholstery. Clean the windows and mirrors, and wipe down the dashboard and console.
These important auto care steps promote your safety on the road, and they also protect your vehicle’s condition and value. If you need assistance or if your car is due for preventative maintenance services, now is the time to connect with our associates at Holman GO.