Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

With winter coming to an end and the weather getting warmer, we have to care for our cars differently. Don’t worry, we can help. Here’s six easy tips to help you care for your vehicle now that spring has sprung!


Wash and Wax

A nice, thorough wash and wax is the first and most important thing to do with your car at the end of winter. Winter driving causes a lot of road grime, debris and even salt to build up on your car. You want to make sure you get rid of it all before spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to pile on your car can affect its paint and finish. Even worse, allowing salt to build up can lead to rust and other serious problems.

Check Under the Hood

Get a good check under your hood to make sure your car’s engine survived the winter without any issues. Definitely check belts and hoses to make sure the low temperatures didn’t make them harden or wear them out. Check your coolant and be sure that it’s not too old, as it is an important factor to prevent your car from overheating as temperatures are going up. If you aren’t comfortable doing these on your own, come to Gray-Daniels Ford/Lincoln. We have trained technicians that are ready to service your car. Schedule your service appointment immediately now: https://www.graydanielsford.com/service/schedule-appointment.htm


Check Your Tire Pressures

Tire pressure is particularly essential during the spring. As it gets colder during the winter, the tire pressures decrease due to the air temperatures. This is probably why you had to fill up your tires when winter first started. As it gets warmer in the spring, tire pressures can increase. If the pressure increases past your manufacturer description, from adding the air when winter started, it can really disturb your car’s drivability and fuel economy. This is a very important part of car care, so if you don’t feel comfortable checking your car’s tire pressure by yourself, come bring it to Gray-Daniels Ford/Lincoln. We would be glad to help!

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Check Alignment and Suspension

Winter is infamous for being harsh on roads, resulting in your vehicle going through some drastic times. If you find yourself frequently crossing roads with huge potholes or rocks that have arose from the asphalt, it could ruin your car’s alignment or damage suspension components. You’re in luck, because this month we are offering $69.95 Alignments! We also have a special where you can receive complimentary battery, brake and alignment check for FREE! Schedule your appointment now: https://www.graydanielsford.com/service/schedule-appointment.htm


Clean the Inside

It’s hard to take the time to clean out the inside of your car on a cold winter day, so now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to clean that interior. Take a day to do some spring cleaning. Remove and throw away all the paper, trash and random items that have accumulated over those cold, lazy days. Not only will you have a clean and more spacious car, but your spring cleaning can be done under better temperatures outside, especially important if you have to vacuum your carpets and seats.

Inspect Your Wiper Blades

As temperatures warm up, check your wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear and tear. The wipers themselves can wear out a lot over the winter due to ice buildup or other cold temperature related issues on your windshield. You’ll need those wipers for spring showers, so be sure they’re working properly after winter is over.

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