Spring Cleaning Tips: Prepare Your Car for Warmer Weather

Spring Cleaning Tips | Amesbury, MA

With the cold months of winter behind us, we have a lot of work to do. Your car has been through one harsh winter, and now it is time to restore it for the warmer months ahead. The Amesbury Chevrolet service team recommends these spring cleaning tips

Wash it

Take your vehicle to a carwash that cleans the outside body along with the undercarriage. This ensures that all water and salt gathered below your car is gone so as to avoid corrosion. Also, clean the interior. Wipe down the dash, and vacuum the floor. For the future, buy some floor mats to keep your floor clean.

Inspect it

Winter can add wear and tear to your Chevy car’s set of wheels, so examine your vehicle’s tires for balding tire tread. Swap out your winter tires for summer tires or all-season tires. Your car’s tires will require the best grip on the road for those April showers.

Check it

Every winter can affect on your car’s windshield wipers, so replace them this month. Test your battery at our dealership to see how much the winter drained it. If it is older than four years, you most likely need to get it changed.

Fill it

Top off all fluids, including your windshield wiper fluid and coolant.  Get your oil changed, and keep track of your brake fluid. If your brake fluid is low, you will know, as stopping tends to take longer.

Schedule a spring cleaning service appointment by visiting the Amesbury Chevrolet website.

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Ron’s Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Spring Car Maintenance Tips | Amesbury Chevrolet

Winter is rolling out, and spring will take its place before we know it. Is your car ready for a road trip? Check out what Ron, our service manager, has to say when it comes to spring car maintenance tips!

Change the Wipers

Do you use your windshield wipers during winter? If you do, odds are the rubber wiper blades have taken quite a hit from the snow, ice, and cold. That can leave the blades unable to clear the spring showers from your windshield.

Changing your wiper blades is something most drivers can do at home. A replacement set doesn’t cost much compared to the cost of a fender bender because you couldn’t see.

It’s important to make sure your view of the road is free and clear. Your windshield wipers are the first line of defense to an unobstructed view.

Check the Battery

Your car can’t start without a functioning battery. Performing a battery inspection can help avoid any unexpected surprises. Open the hood and perform a visual inspection for any bulges or bumps. Tighten all the connections and scrape any corrosion off of the posts. If it’s been more than three years, consider replacing the battery altogether.

Wash the Exterior

A harsh winter can lead to salt and debris buildup that can harm your car’s paintjob. Wash every inch and crevice of your car. Once the paint shines in the sunlight, apply a coat of wax.

For even more spring maintenance, stop into Amesbury Chevrolet.

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