Prepping Your Car For Spring | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

It's that time of season again: Spring prepping your car. Preparing your car for spring can save you a lot of headaches later in the year, especially as the weather heats up and you get your share in long summer drives. Prepping now can even save you money in the future. You’ll be glad you took the time to prepare your car for spring.

 Wash Your Car

Winter can be tough on cars. Freezing temperatures and salt from the road can do real damage to your paint job, so make sure to start Spring with a car wash. If at all possible, go for premium because you won’t want to miss any surface on your car. If you do it yourself, you can add baking soda to the wash water if your car has a strong salt buildup. This will help neutralize the salt and save your car's paint job.

Check Tire Pressure

Save money on gas by making sure your tires are filled up to the manufacturer recommended air pressure? Just by keeping the tire pressure regulated, your car is better able to distribute and conserve fuel. You should always check your tire pressure monly, but Spring is a great time to check them again. Plus, make sure your tires are rotated regularly and don’t wait until you something goes wrong with them to fill them up. 

Replace Wiper Blades and Top Up Fluids

Snow and rain can damage and wear on your windshield wipers. If your wipers are streaking, replace them. New wiper blades are inexpensive and can be simple to replace. Also, make an effort to top up your windshield wiper fluid.

Check Your Battery's Power

At the end of a long winter, your car's parts can take quite the beating. Your dealership or local auto body shop should be able to offer free battery checks where you can find out just how strong your car's battery is. If your battery is weak, replace it before it stops working so you won’t be left stranded with a dead battery.

Change Your Oil

Regular oil changes can make all the difference in ensuring your car has a long, healthy life. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for oil change intervals and oil viscosity, and make sure to change the oil filter as well. 

Penney Auto Body & Glass, Vancouver’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop, is an expert in paint and body repair and cares about the welfare of your car and your personal safety. If you get involved in an automotive accident or you're a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft be sure to contact Penney Auto Body for your auto body, collision repair, and car painting services