For lots of people, spring represents a fresh start. It’s a great time to get all your ducks in a row, catch up on forgotten projects, or do a deep cleaning of one’s home. Spring is also a great time to wash the winter away from your car. But caring for your car in the spring is about more than just vacuuming out the nooks and crannies. It’s also about doing a maintenance check on your vehicle and having your car serviced at Mountaineer Ford after the long, cold winter so that it’s ready to head into spring in tip-top shape.
The first thing you’ll want to do is check your tires. The winter snow may be done for the year, but spring has its fair share of wet weather. Driving in the rain is safer when your tires are in good condition. Check to see that they are inflated to the correct PSI, and that they have deep, even tread.
Speaking of rain, spring is the perfect time to make sure your windshield and wipers are set to handle a downpour. Wipe down your windshield with glass cleaner to get rid of dirt left behind from road salt. Then, top it off with some Rain-X. Make sure you have plenty of windshield wiper fluid, and that your wipers themselves are in good condition. If they aren’t quite ready to be replaced, you can still clean them off with some rubbing alcohol. This will prevent them from leaving behind unattractive, distracting streaks.
If you’re going to clean your car out, you may as well keep its air clean too. Choose this time to have your cabin air filter replaced. This is going to help keep the cabin’s air free of particles, something any passenger with allergies will surely appreciate.