How To Prepare Your Car for Spring

Ahhh, Spring! There is nothing like the first breath of spring in the air after a hard, cold, snowy winter.  And as much as we’re excited to get out into the warmer weather, we should make sure your car is too.

Spring Car Maintenance is just as important as preparing your car for winter.  Following our simple Car Care checklist for spring will get you drive ready for spring.

  1. Deep Clean your Car – Road salt and brine are so helpful to improve road conditions in the worst of the winter; but it does a heck of a job on your vehicle. Salt built up on exposed metals can cause pitting and corrosion as well as discolor your carpet and upholstery.  Investing in a complete vehicle detail and exterior wash (including undercarriage power wash) can restore your vehicles luster AND avoid unnecessary premature metal fatigue.
  2. Inspect your wipers – Windshield wipers work overtime in the winter removing snow and road grime from your view. This hard work often tears or disfigures the sharp edge on the blades.  So, have your wipers replaced before spring’s expected rainy season.
  3. Brake Pads – The constant use of your brakes to navigate winter’s difficult road conditions can wear down your brake pads prematurely. At your next oil change/tire rotation ask your technician to inspect your brake pads to make sure they are still in good condition.
  4. Switch your Air Circulation & Check your cabin filter – With spring flowers comes a heightened level of pollen and allergens in the air. If you suffer from these, you should have your cabin filter replaced BEFORE the spring allergy season begins.  By replacing your filter and switching your air circulation to remain inside the vehicle rather than drawing from the exterior, you will reduce the intake of allergens and improve the air quality in your car in spring.

Make sure you have everything you need to make driving in spring a pleasure.  Our team has been serving the Hunterdon County, NJ, Buck County, Pa, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton, Hamilton, Somerset County and Mercer County areas for the past 45 years.  So, no matter if you drive a Ford, Lincoln, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Infiniti, Infiniti Q50, Infiniti Q60, Infiniti QX50, Infiniti QX55, Infiniti QX60, Infiniti QX80, Infiniti models NJ, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Subaru, Honda, Jaguar or Land Rover NJ know that our team is here to help you make the most of your driving experience.