5 tips to keep your car running smoothly this spring

| April 23, 2019

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While many associate spring with a deep clean of your home, it's also a good idea to use the change in season to spring clean your vehicle. Winter can take a heavy toll on our cars, both in terms of appearance and driving capabilities. Take advantage of the warmer weather and perform these routine maintenance practices on your vehicle so it's ready to hit the open road in style. Wash and wax. Winter driving can cause a substantial amount of road grime, debris, and salt build up on your car. Allowing dirt and grime to remain on your car can affect its paint and finish, while a build-up of salt can lead to rust and other serious problems. To combat this, give your car a good exterior deep clean and wax as soon as the winter is over. Check your tire pressure. Your car's tires affect the ride, handling, traction, and safety so it's important to check not only your main set of tires but your spare tire as well. Experts recommend a tire rotation every 5,000 miles to keep tread wear even. Replace your wiper blades. If you find that your wiper blades are torn or cracked, they likely won't do you much good during a spring rainstorm. Be sure to replace your blades to make sure you have max visibility on the roads.

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