Temperatures are climbing and spring is right around the corner. That means it’s time for you to prepare your vehicles for the warmer weather. Our fleet fuel card company shares some easy things you can do to get your car ready:
If you live in an area that gets cold, you probably hit a few potholes during the winter months. These may have caused your vehicle’s alignment to shift and it’s essential to set it straight. Otherwise, you may experience premature tire wear and/or steering problems.
Sleet and ice can take a toll on wiper blades, and spring is usually a good time to change them out. Make sure you choose ones that are the right size and are of good quality.
Wash and Wax
Winter salt and grime can build up on your vehicle and can not only damage its exterior, it can also accelerate rust. Treat your vehicle to a thorough wash to remove any residue, then seal it with a good wax for protection.
The beginning of a new season is the perfect time to get an oil change. You can either do this yourself or take it to a mechanic, but no matter how you get it done, make sure to note the mileage so you can change it again in 3,000-5,000 miles.
As the days get hotter, your engine will rely on more coolant in order to stay at the right temperature. Check your coolant level and if necessary, top it off. It’s also a good idea to keep an extra small bottle in the vehicle in case your driver needs it in an emergency.
When it’s cold, the last thing you probably want to do is give your vehicle’s interior a good clean. However, now that it’s getting warmer, it’s easier to do (and it’s a good idea, since you likely dragged in a dirt and debris on your shoes for the last several months). Give your vehicle a good vacuum and wipe down and it’ll look as good as new.