March 20th marks the official start of spring! The winter has likely taken a toll on your vehicle, including both the inside and outside. The salt, snow, and sand can damage your car’s wheels and paint. Now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and complete the necessary steps to restore your car so that you can safely and confidently navigate the roads in the spring and summer. Here are some tips from our used Chevy dealership in Oak Forest.
Switch Out Winter Tires
If you have been using winter tires the past few months, make sure to switch them out for all-season tires. If you don’t, it can cause damage to your car and even put you in danger. Winter tires have a rubber compound that wears down quickly on roads that don’t have snow and ice. The hot and dry summer roads are ideal for all-season tires instead.
Clean the Inside and Outside
The inside of your car is most likely filled with salt and dirt thanks to the snow that we got this winter. The outside of your car likely needs washing as well. Check underneath all of your seats and throw away any garbage and debris. When you are vacuuming, make sure to lift up the floor mats and get the seats vacuumed as well.
Washing and waxing your car’s exterior will help remove salt, dust and mud that is caked on. Don’t forget to wash off your headlights and mirrors as well.
Check Under the Hood
This is where dirt can get trapped and damage your engine. Giving your engine some attention after the winter can help extend the life of your vehicle! Remove all battery cables and make sure the engine is off before cleaning. Dry off your engine when you are done as well.
If you notice that part of your car needs fixing or replacing while you are cleaning, make sure to contact our used Chevy dealership in Oak Forest!