Spring is the best time to get your car ready as the seasons change towards hotter days ahead. A bit depends even on the kind of car your drive. We enlist the 5 things you must do to prepare your car so that the car not only feels great but even you feel good inside riding your great ride.
1) Check the engine oil
In olden days, the engine oil would have to be frequently checked. That is not true in this generation cars, but nevertheless, it needs to be done once in a while. As the seasons change, the oil is required to be checked and filled to optimum level or changed if required. Low oil level indicates problematic issues in the motor. As a rule of the thumb, it is advisable to change the oil twice in a year.
2) Ensure that your tires are okay
Worn out tires are a sign of danger and can be a major cause of accidents. Also, bad tires result in bad mileage. Many people do change their tires in spring especially if they are changing to regular tires from the snow tires earlier. Ensure that the tires including the spare tire have sufficient air. Also do get the wheel-balancing and alignment carried out. Balanced and proper tires grant more life to every tire. With the tires, it is advisable to have the rotors, and brake pads checked for replacement.
3) Have the dents repaired and paint touched-up
You could purchase a few bottles of automotive paint and cove the scratches and scrapes. This is recommended especially to counter against rust. However, if the dents are significant or their exists considerable damage, you must visit the body shop. This could mean spending more bucks, but when it is required, it is required. Even if you intend to sell your car in the future, you may fetch a good price only if it looks appealing enough.
4) Make the emergency kit in an up-to-date condition
You never know when there is a likelihood of an emergency, but it is always better to be prepared well in advance. Your car must have first aid kit, tools, flashlight, tire changing kit and water. Batteries for the flashlight, and rain jacket, and warm clothes are some supplementary items.
- Have a detailed car clean
For the car exterior, go for car polishing, buffing, and waxing. This treatment needs to be carried out with attention to finer details. For the car interior, go for thorough washing, vacuuming, upholstery extracting, plastic cleaning, and leather treatment.
If you calculate the amount of time you spend in your car each year, you will realize how important it is for you to maintain it spic and span. Spring is a great time to carry out all these changes and checks to give a more satisfactory ride and longer life to your car.
Head into Kayser Chrysler Center of Watertown, to have your car checked before you head out!