Now that winter’s over, you need to help your car get back on its feet after the harsh winter weather. Getting your car ready for spring may sound like a daunting task, but if you follow these easy steps, it’s a piece of cake.
First, give it a thorough wash, or even go through a car wash. Make sure you clean off the underside of the car thoroughly to get all the built-up dirt and salt off to prevent it from rusting. While you’re at it, you might want to clean the inside of the car out too—vacuum the carpets to get up all the mud that’s gotten caked on them over the last few months.
Next, have the battery inspected, since cold weather can be hard on them and even give them a last kick toward the grave if they were already weak. You should also check your tire pressure and add or let out air if necessary since cold weather can shrink the air in your tires. Now is also a great time to change your wiper blades.
Get an oil change and have the rest of your fluids checked and topped off. If your mechanic or dealership is offering other services, think about taking them! Tire rotation, battery checks, and more might be available at a good price.