You may have recently found yourself gleefully pulling the cover from the grill, tossing those hats, gloves, and scarves into the hallway closet, or somehow finding the energy to power wash that dark side of the house that most people never see. That’s right! It is officially the start of spring and the time of year when many people begin their spring cleaning.
While the home, yard, and wardrobe are usually the first things to get attention during spring cleaning, it’s important not to forget about another item in your life that you most likely use on a daily basis: your vehicle.
When it comes to spring cleaning, your vehicle should be a top priority. A well groomed and cared for vehicle is important to your safety and the safety of your family. Just as other items in your life, such as your home and outdoor living space, your vehicle sees wear and tear during the winter months and may need dedicated attention as each new season rolls around.
Here are 4 easy ways you can de-winterize your Chevy and get it ready for spring driving.
4 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Spring
1. Check Tire Pressure and Tread.
It is always important to keep a good eye on your tires pressure and tread. This is increasingly important between seasons as the change in outdoor temperature can cause a change in the tires pressure. Incorrect inflation can lead to premature tire wear and poor handling on the roads. Tire tread is also an important factor that can be affected by winter driving. Here is a great tip for checking tire tread with a penny.
2. Replace Windshield Wipers and Check Fluid Levels.
We all have bad habits. Sometimes using the windshield wipers to help brush ice from our windshield during the winter months is one of them. While your desire to not leave the warmth of the car and scrape the snow or ice manually is understood, it can cause increased wear and tear on the vehicle’s wiper blades. Since spring is probably the time of year when windshield wipers are needed the most, it is best to make sure these are in good working order and replace them if needed.
3. Give Your Chevy a Good Wash.
Not only does the sludge from winter driving look dirty against the shiny paint of your car, but the chemicals and salt used to keep the roads safe during this season may not be the best on your vehicle’s exterior. It is a good idea to give your car a thorough wash at the beginning of spring, making sure not to miss the undercarriage.
4. Clean Out the Vehicle’s Interior Space.
While we may frequently remember to wash the exterior of our vehicle, the interior space often desires spring cleaning attention as well. Tasks such as vacuuming the winter sludge from the carpets, wiping the salt mark footprints from the back of the seats, and removing all of the un-needed winter gear from the trunk can help you prepare your vehicle for spring.
There are several other factors to consider when prepping your vehicle for spring driving and the certified service technicians at Bachman Chevrolet are ready to help. Schedule your appointment today with a member of their team so you can be sure your vehicle is spring ready, then you can get back outside to enjoying the sunshine. Do you hear that? Your BBQ might be calling you.