Maintenance Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Spring
Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time for spring cleaning. But while you’re cleaning out your closets and attic and everything else, make sure you don’t forget about your car. That’s right, cars need spring cleaning, too. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start or what needs to be done. To help you out, we compiled this list of spring maintenance tips for your car.
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Cleaning the Interior and Exterior of Your Car
This one is pretty self-explanatory, but the beginning of spring is the perfect time to give your car a comprehensive cleaning. That means washing and waxing the exterior and cleaning and vacuuming the interior. Washing and waxing helps remove all the junk our Georgia winters produce that, if left on the car, can damage the paint and finish and even lead to rust. That stuff can get inside the car, too, which is why it’s important to thoroughly clean and vacuum the interior.
Inspecting Your Tires, Brakes and Wipers
You always want to stay on top of your tire maintenance, and spring is the perfect time to give your tires a quick inspection. Not only can changes in air temperature affect your tire pressure, but winter can take its toll on even the best tires. But your tires aren’t the only think that winter can mess with. You’ll also want to check your brakes, and your windshield wipers, too.
Making Sure Your Alignment, Suspension and Everything Under the Hood is Up to Par
Last but certainly not least, you’re going to want to check your alignment, suspension and make sure everything’s in order under your hood. This part can be tricky if you’re not a gearhead, so you may want to just bring your car in to have it checked out by our courteous and experienced Akins Ford Service Department. Our certified technicians can do a quick check to make sure all your belts and hoses are still in good working condition, and we can make sure your suspension and alignment haven’t been affected by winter driving conditions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.