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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
As anyone in the Amesbury area will tell you, winter weather can create a number of challenges for drivers. But with a little planning and preparation, there’s no reason why you can’t drive with confidence all winter long. Not sure where to start? I’ve got you covered with these winter car care tips.
Cold weather can put extra strain on your car’s battery, and can quickly transform a dying battery into a dead battery. Before winter officially arrives, it’s important to test your car’s battery to make sure it’s up to the task of winter driving.
Between snow, sleet, ice, and cold, traction is very important when driving in winter. Fall is the perfect time to check in on your car’s tires and monitor for proper pressure, alignment and tread.
Keep an eye on antifreeze
Coolant (AKA antifreeze) is essential for keeping your car’s engine running when the temperature begins to drop. As the name implies, antifreeze literally keeps the engine from freezing up in the cold, so it’s important to keep an eye on antifreeze levels going into the colder months of the year.
Stow emergency kit
Finally, it’s always a good idea to stow some emergency items in your car. During the winter, you should pack a kit in your car that contains food and water, blankets, and a battery-powered cellphone charger.
For more tips on how to prepare for winter’s worst, come speak with our staff at Amesbury Chevrolet.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everything always went exactly as planned? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. At Amesbury Chevrolet, we understand that sometimes life happens and you need fast, convenient service for your vehicle without all the hassle. That’s why we’re opening a brand-new Chevy Express Service Center. This new Center will specialize in everything from routine maintenance to fleet vehicle services and will make it easier than ever before to find quality service when it’s convenient for you.
Sometimes vehicle troubles can prevent you from getting into the shop, so our new Express Service Center will feature a mobile unit that will come to you to diagnose your problem. We’ll also offer pick-up and delivery services to take the hassle out of car service for you.
Commercial and Fleet Services
Our team of commercial vehicle specialists at our new Express Service Center will be happy to help you with all of your fleet vehicle needs, so don’t hesitate to come to us for exceptional service for the vehicles your business depends on.
Extended Service Hours
The Chevy Express Service Center will offer extended service hours for your convenience so you can depend on service that works with your schedule.
So, if your vehicle, whether it’s your personal ride or part of a business fleet, stop by Amesbury Chevrolet in Amesbury, MA to use or learn more about our new Express Service Center.
Doing things yourself definitely deserves some respect. However, some jobs may not be worth the time it would take you to complete, and you might be better leaving it to the professionals. In this case, we are talking about servicing your car at Amesbury Chevrolet.
When you choose professional service, you can feel confident that the job will get done right. Plus, you won’t have to waste time washing your filthy clothes after getting covered in oil.
Another benefit to servicing your car at Amesbury Chevrolet is that we offer plenty of quick service options. Since we have professional tools and equipment, we can probably get the job done quicker than you could do it yourself. Additionally, we are currently building a new express service bay, but we have always been proud of our quick turnaround times.
More Time For You.
By letting us do the dirty work for you, you are free to spend more time with your family, catching up on a new book, completing some projects around your house, or anything else you might want to do.