Spring Car Care Tips

Spring is here, so one should get their car ready for the upcoming weather and lose all the modifications they had done for the winters. Season-appropriate modifications will make your car a lot more resilient to the coming changes in weather and ensure a hassle-free experience for the rest of the season.

Spring is the best time to explore the old country roads or go on a road trip with your family and friends. As fun as it may sound, your car may not be in shape to go on a road trip right now. 

Here are a few spring car care tips to ensure that your car is ready for the warmer season:

Spring Cleaning

Welcoming spring with cleaning your belongings is not limited to only your house. As the weather warms up, it would be great if you can extend the cleaning ritual to your car, too. After the winter season, your car would need a deep cleaning to get rid of all the dirt and dust that may have collected over the cold season.

Thoroughly clean the car both on the inside and outside. Remove the floor mats and vacuum the area beneath it. Vacuum all the nooks and crannies of the car, even in between the seats. Some spaces can be tricky to reach, so make sure you have the required vacuum extensions for the job. 

Steering and Suspension

Getting your steering checked ensures safety, as your steering wheel could pull to one side after a season. Be sure to check the alignment and if it is off, you should get it serviced as soon as possible. 

The same advice goes for your suspension. It should be able to absorb most of the impact and provide a smooth ride. When going over potholes and obstacles, if the impact is not absorbed satisfactorily, it can lead to problems later down the road. 

Cosmetic Repairs

If your car got damaged even in the slightest in the winter, then all of these dents and dings will look worse in the spring. This is because the weather is no longer drab and the sun will shine in all its glory on your damaged car. Go to a repair shop and get these scratches and dents repaired at your own leisure.

Most of the smaller ones can be pretty inexpensive to repair and can be done quickly, too. It only takes a few hours these days and there is no need to get them repainted.

Emergency Kit

You must have prepared a similar kit for the colder season, but now, as the temperature rises, you should make one for spring as well. Remove all the tools and things that you had stored in it for the winters. Add essential things like jumper cables, a bottle of water, a spare tire, and other tools to the kit.

Get your car serviced in NC at the Hillsborough CDJR and experience our expertise yourself. We will be more than happy to service your car and recommend the things that you would need for the coming spring. We are located very close to Durham, Roxboro, and Burlington. Reach out to us, and we will answer all your doubts and questions regarding spring cleaning.