Present cars are engineered to take dangerous strains thus one doesn’t have so much to do unless his or her car remained buried under the snow banks during winter. After the wet harshness during winter, your car needs to be prepared for spring and summer to ensure adequate efficiency and safety. There are few simple steps one could use to take the vehicle out of its winter parka and get prepared for the warmth.
Give it a Wash
It is important to remove road salt, grime and grit as they can damage your car over the long heave. Ensure to visit a car wash that cleans the vehicles undercarriage as well as the exterior. This helps avoid rust, corrosion, and build-up if left for too long. Mostly slush and salt take their peal on the carpet, and it should be scrubbed thoroughly using desired detergents. Salt can make the car dangerous to drive as it damages the suspension components.
Check Your Air Pressure and Remove Winter Tires
Winter tires are mostly compulsory in the North, so one has to ensure that the tires are off to pave the way for the warm weather tires. They are usually needless during the hot weather and plain; dry roadways wears them out rapidly than cold snow conditions. This is easier to do if one has two complete sets of wheels. It makes it easy to reinstall the warm weather tires even with a jack and tire iron. Make sure they are appropriately inflated and continuously rebalanced.
Check your Wipers and Wiper Fluid
When you plow through your wiper fluid de-icing your windshield and clearing away salt deposits, make sure that your fluid levels are compact. Snow and heavy ice can take a clang on the windshield wiper blades and make you have weak contact and loose rubber. To tell if they are malfunctioning or streaking, run them across the windshield with ample fluid.
Check Your A\C
Ensure to run you A\C system to confirm that it’s blowing steadily and no odd noises or odors are coming from the system. Take action yourself if there seem to be issued thus saving you money. However, you can take it to a mechanic to see what maintenance need to be made. Mostly, if the system isn’t working properly it usually drains the engine instigating it to use more fuel.
Check the Battery
Corrosion on your battery terminals can easily be washed off with baking soda, elbow grease or just a toothbrush. Disconnect the battery first to avoid a shock and if you suspect its life is little, ensure to check the date it was installed and visit an auto parts vendor if it’s older than four years.
Fill your Vehicle’s Fluids
This includes engine oil which protects your engine from wear and tear. It’s vital to keep it full so that its working parts continue to properly function. Sludgy oil can cause major issues during the hot weather of summer and spring.
Constantly check brake fluid, and if it’s low, its means that your brake pads could be wearing down thus topping it off will cause more damage. Often top up your coolant and make sure it’s clear but not cloudy. Dark coolant means that the oil is mixing with the coolant and should be immediately drained and cast-off.