Winter can be hard on all of us. The snow, ice, salt, and sand, however, are all especially hard on our cars. As the weather gradually warms and we come back into the rejuvenating season of spring, we need to make sure our cars are as prepared for shorts and longer days as we are. There are a few key things you should do to prep your car for spring. Jim Ellis VW Kennesaw has your back on this. If you’re thinking, how can I get my car ready for spring, then read ahead to learn more. 
 

Wash the winter off of your car

  1. Wash or detail your car. | All of that snow and sand from winter roads makes its way into every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Leaving this for too long may cause rusting, corrosion and even performance and efficiency problems down the road (pun intended). So, give your car what it deserves after a long cold winter—a nice warm bath. If you’re willing to pay the $100-$200, go for a detailing and pamper your car. The interior scrub down and exterior wash, wax, buffing, and tire treatment will make your vehicle look as good as new.
  2. Check your tires. | The constant freezing and thawing, especially near the end of winter, is tough on your car’s tires. Even if your tire pressure warning light isn’t on, it won’t hurt to take your car in for a tire rotation. The service technicians will make sure they are all filled up to the correct PSI, rotate and balance the tires, and check for any structural damage the winter might have caused.
  3. Replace your wiper blades. | Up in the frozen north, no season is as hard on wiper blades as winter. Our wiper blades work overtime on snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, and God knows what else. For a small investment, you can make sure that you have a scratch-free windshield, and unobstructed views of the open road.
  4. Update your emergency kit. | It makes sense to always carry an emergency kit somewhere in your vehicle in case the inevitable occurs. You should update it seasonally. Lighten the load when spring is approaching and take out all of the heavy, warm clothing. Add some bottled water, possibly a fan-type apparatus and some comfortable non-winter boots in case you have a trek ahead of you.
  5. Check your oil and top off other fluids. | A tip for staying healthy is always drinking your fluids. The same goes for your car! When winter ends, take your car in for a check-up. Service technicians will check and replace the oil, wiper fluids, engine coolant, etc. This will help make sure your car makes it through the next year worry-free.
 
Spring is in the air and our team at  Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw is here to make sure your vehicle is prepared with our top-notch VW service. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today. 
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