Welcoming Spring with Car Maintenance Tips
Posted on by Isabelle Brown
Winter brings commuting challenges our way—Potholes, tire pressure fluctuation, and increased fuel consumption. Luckily, with how common telecommuting has been this winter, many people were able to cut down the wear-and-tear on their vehicles by working from home.
Even if your commuting has been minimal, there are still important steps to take to make sure your car is in good shape. Here are a few tips to get your vehicle ready for spring.
Check Your Battery
Colder weather can take a toll on your car’s battery. Some warning signs of an overworked battery are dimming headlights, slow-moving power windows, and dim interior lights. It may be time for a check-up. Brakes, engine, and tires could always benefit from an inspection, too. If you’re in a carpool, you don’t want your vehicle to have any unpredictable issues.
Replace Windshield Wiper Blades
If you’re on the West Coast, you were likely fortunate enough to not have to shovel your car out of the snow as much as New Englanders did this winter. Even still, it’s a good idea to swap your windshield wiper blades for new ones at the end of each season, as mud and grime from the road can weaken the blades over time.
A Much-Needed Cleaning
Washing your car’s body can be a lot of fun, and doing it yourself can save you money instead of going to a car wash. If you’re a member of a carpool, having a clean car and neat interior may be one of your priorities. Now is the time to do it as we prepare for spring cleaning around the house!
Treating Your Car with Care
Cars are a huge investment, and issues can be inconvenient and even dangerous. If you are a member of a carpool, it is worth checking out your Department of Transportation website to see what Guaranteed Ride Home Programs they have for employees who use green commute options.
Welcome in longer days and warmer weather by treating your vehicle to some spring maintenance!