Spring Cleaning - Remember Your Car!
The arrival of warmer weather conditions is the perfect opportunity to tidy up your home and clean out any stuff that's accumulated. In addition to spring cleaning for your home, this season is also ideal for your car. Here are a few tips for getting your car in the best shape possible:
1. Wash and Wax
A good, thorough wash and wax is the most important thing to do with your car once the winter is over. Winter driving can cause a huge amount of road grime, debris and salt to build up on your car. You want to make sure those items are long gone before spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to build up on your car can affect its paint and finish while allowing salt to build up can lead to rust and other serious problems.
2. Clean the Inside
Nobody wants to spend time cleaning out their car during a cold winter day. That's why spring is the perfect time to clean your car's interior, so spend a day doing some spring cleaning. Remove and throw away all the interior papers, trash and other items that have accrued over the winter. Not only will you have a clean car, but your spring cleaning can be done when it's more temperate and comfortable outside.
3. Check Your Tire Pressures
Tire pressure is especially important in the spring. As air temperatures get cooler during the winter, tire pressures decrease, which probably caused you to fill up your tires during the winter months. But as air gets warmer again in the spring, tire pressures can increase. If the pressure increases past your manufacturer specification (because you added air during the winter), it can seriously affect your car's drivability and fuel economy.
4. Inspect Your Wiper Blades
As spring starts and temperatures warm up, check your wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear. The wiper itself could wear dramatically over the winter due to ice buildup or other issues on your windshield. You'll need those wipers for spring rains, so be sure they're in good working order after winter comes and goes.
5. Check Under the Hood
Do a thorough check under your hood to make sure your car's engine made it through the winter without problems. Specifically, check belts and hoses to ensure the cold temperatures haven't rendered them brittle or heavily worn. Also, check your coolant to make sure it's not too old.
We'll Do the Spring Cleaning for You!
At the Auto Spa at USA Collision Centers, we have you covered no matter what the need. From basic hand wash and wax services, to complete inside and out Auto Spa packages.
Have a specific need? We have you covered there too. From specialized headlight restoration and engine degreasing to the interior, leather and convertible top services. Call us today at 513-469-2266.