Early Spring Car Care

Keeping a Regular Car Maintenance Schedule
February 12, 2018
Tire Tips For Spring
April 4, 2018

Spring Car Care Tips

Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or doesn’t we still hope spring isn’t far off. Of course Lynchburg tends to get our biggest snows in March, so you never know!  One thing we do know is that different seasons mean different things for your car or truck.  Here are a few quick tips to help you protect your vehicle as we change seasons:

  • Do you have a bunch of junk in your trunk?  In particular do you have any heavy objects?  Some people purposely carry a sandbag or other heavy object in your trunk to improve handling in bad weather, but regardless it’s time to clean out that trunk. That will improve your gas mileage and your handling on regular roads.
  • The sun can be an issue with snow too, but more sunny skies show up as spring comes around along with the intense UV rays.  You should prepare the interior surfaces of your car for more sun exposure.
  • If you have leather seats, use a good leather protector to avoid any cracking and if you have cloth interiors invest in a product that will help avoid fading from sun exposure.
  • The exterior of your car was hit pretty hard with different elements throughout the winter and often we just give up washing it. Snow, salt, ran can all mess up your paint job, dirty your windows, and cause a mess.  Taking your car in for a professional wash can clear the residue, help your vision, and even help your tires.
  • Once we do get closer to ‘actual’ spring, remember all the wonderful pollen that comes with allergy season. Pollen build up on your car can not only worsen your allergy symptoms, but impair your vision on the road, so try and stay clean from there.

Bring your car by for a thorough inspection.  Let us get a good look under the car and inspect it for rust and corrosion.  Sometimes that sneaks up on you and can cause issues in other areas.  We can also check your fluid levels and refill your oil, wiper fluid, and other lubricants you may not have checked in awhile.