The warm weather is here. And it definitely is time for you to go into the joyful cleaning spree that sets the tone for the rest of the year ahead. So definitely get to getting your car ready. Here are 8 tips for getting your car ready for warm weather driving:
Here is a checklist we have put together for you.
Change the tires: Applicable not only if you have winter tires. Now is the time to change the winter tires for all season ones. Even if you are not using winter tires and all season ones, the first thing you absolutely must do is change them.
Check system pressure: This often gets missed out. But is absolutely important and actually averts accidents. Check the pressure of the cooling system, examine belts and hoses for wear and tear and change anything that shows even the slightest sign of damage.
Check the brakes: Winter doesn’t only wreck havoc on your skin but also on the brakes of your vehicle. Look out for the warning signs such as extreme grinding, excessive squealing, screeching or even chatter.
Check the wiper blades: Winter is a time when you would have used your wipers a lot. It is constantly wiping away the dirt and debris off your windshield. Replace these without fail.
Give your car for a thorough cleaning job: Be it under your service scheme or if you have to pay for it out of your own pocket, this is one task that you simply cannot miss. Make sure the cleaning is absolutely fantastic. In case you want to clean it yourself, remember to use a high-pressure sprayer or even a garden hose. Focus on the underbody since salt build up can lead to erosion and rust.
Invest in a protectant: Seats and steering wheel – when it has vinyl surfaces may crack, fade or be susceptible to sub damage. This would mean extra cost for you. Thus, its best to apply a protectant right at the kickstart of the season. Do remember to touch up regularly for best results.
Get specific motor oils that is best for the weather: There are different kinds of oils in the market. Some are actually designed to make sure your engine stays protected in hot weather. And all this, while your engine efficiency is optimized and oil consumption reduced.
Go for a holistic fluid check: Your engine works harder in cold weather. Fluid gets depleted. So check and top off all fluids. A quick checklist for this activity would be brake fluids, power steering, transmission, coolant and windshield washer.
So, go ahead and have a great time with your car in the newly warm weather!
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