These Steps Will Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Winter weather is tough. Cold temperatures, snow and ice can do a lot of damage, especially to our cars. Everything from your car’s tires to your car’s exterior paint can face problems during the winter time. Now that the snow is melting and the sun is starting to shine, you can prepare your car for the spring by following these steps:

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1. Wash your vehicle’s underbody.

Driving on roads covered with salt is beneficial in the winter time when it comes to safe driving conditions, but not so beneficial when it comes to corrosion. Salt and sand can lead to corrosion on the underbody of your vehicle, which can reduce resale value, promote rust, and even make your car unsafe to drive. When the snow melts and the salt trucks are off the road, make sure to wash your entire car, including the underbody.

2. Replace your wiper blades

Windshield wipers do a lot of work in the winter. Like the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, so you want to make sure your windshield wipers are still working well in the spring. Replace your wiper blades after the winter months to keep your car running safely. Wiper blades are an easy and inexpensive fix.

3. Check your tire pressure

You want to keep an eye on your tire pressure year round, but especially after the winter months. Driving with tire pressure that is too low or too high can lead to unsafe conditions. Incorrect tire pressure can also throw off your wheel alignment, which makes driving more difficult, wears your vehicle down, and can even worsen your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. There are plenty of reasons to check your tire pressure, so make sure to do so as springtime comes around.

When you follow these steps, you can be sure your car is ready for the springtime. If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of a new-to-you-car this spring, make sure to stop by Certified Headquarters in St. James, New York. You can find our dealership at 873 Middle Country Road . We hope to see you this spring!

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