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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Back to School Car Care Tips

Here are some great back to school care care tips!

 

We know it feels like summer just started, but it is time to start thinking about heading back to school already. If you are a student or teacher and have been enjoying your time off, be sure to plan some back to school car care before that first bell rings.

We now have a Chevy Express Service Center at Amesbury Chevrolet that is designed to make getting service done easier and faster, no appointment needed.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Routine Maintenance. You don’t want to have to worry about oil changes when you should be studying or grading papers. Make sure your car is caught up on all of its routine scheduled maintenance. In addition to oil changes, this includes checks on all fluids, brakes, belts, etc.
  • Tires. Low tire pressure is dangerous and can cause a big dip in your car’s fuel economy. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have adequate tread depth.
  • Emergency Kit. Be prepared for when an emergency happens with some basic supplies. Keep items like jumper cables, a blanket, a first aid kit, a flashlight, a fully charged spare cell phone, and some non-perishable snacks in your car.

Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we wish you the best of luck as the new school year begins.

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