Treat Your Vehicle to Some Tender Loving Care This Spring
After a long winter of harsh conditions, it’s time to be getting your vehicle ready for spring. The winter was hard on all facets of your vehicle, from your windshield to your tires. So it’s time to give one of your biggest investments some tender loving care. There are a number of ways to get your vehicle ready. In this month’s blog, 3 D Glass LLC looks at some ways you should be getting your vehicle ready for spring.
Replace Your Windshield Wipers After a Hard Winter
Ice, snow and age are hard on windshield wipers. You should replace the wipers as soon as possible in the spring if your wipers are failing. Windshield wiper rubber can deteriorate over time, exposing the metal frame underneath. When that happens, it can cause the metal frame to rub over the windshield, causing scratches on the glass.
Clean the Dirt, and Grime From Your Windows in the Spring
Be sure to wash your windows after ice, snow, salt have been on your windshield for months. Be careful how you clean the windshield. Don’t use sponges or towels to clean glass, because you’re risking scratches forming. Both are soft, but that’s deceiving. Also avoid ammonia-based cleaning products because they will leave streaks and cause tinting to peel off. Use only automotive-specific cleaners.
Inspect Your Tires to Make Sure Their Road Ready
You should inspect your tires. Ice, snow, extreme cold temperatures and wet conditions can damage your tires. You should measure your tire’s tread to make sure none of your tires are balding. Proper traction is important for the rainy spring weather ahead. Cold weather conditions cause potholes, which is a common cause for needing a wheel alignment. If you were using winter tires, replace them with all-season or summer tires in the spring.
Check Your Auto Battery in the Spring
Check your battery in the spring. The average car battery lasts between four and five years. The cold weather taxes tour vehicle’s battery extra, draining your battery of power. If you wait for your battery to fail, it could happen on the coldest day of winter. You should b be proactive and replace your battery before summer begins. That way, you’ll be ready for extreme heat and cold.
Remember to Top Off Your Vehicle’s Fluids
You should top off your fluids. In the winter, most drivers are constantly using their windshield wiper fluid to clear their windshield of salt. Add window fluid during the spring. Change your oil also. Engine oil protects the engine against the wear and tear of bad don’t not have enough fluid, it will affect the way your vehicle to brakes.