Spring is around the corner and in a location with severe winters, like Canada, it is especially important to take the time and get your vehicle spring/summer ready. This helps your vehicle to run smoothly in warmer months. Here are some essential tips to help you prepare your vehicle for spring/summer:

Some of these are easy TO DO YOURSELF (to save costs).

Inspect Your Wipers and Wiper Fluid

Switch/Top off your windshield wiper fluid as appropriate. Inspect and ensure your windshield wipers are in good condition. If needed, replace them. Spring showers are inevitable, so ensure your windshield wipers are in a good condition and top off your wiper fluid reservoir with a solution designed for spring and summer use.

Replace Winter Tires with Summer/All-season Tires

In geographical locations with considerable change in temperature, consider switching to all-season or summer tires if you’ve been using winter tires.

Wash and Wax Your Vehicle

Hopefully, during winter, you have been washing your car regularly. Winter road salt, grime, and debris can take a toll on your car’s paint and undercarriage. Get a thorough cleaning and wash done on your vehicle, pay special attention to the undercarriage, and consider a coat of wax to protect the paint from the elements.

Update Your Emergency Kit

Take a moment to refresh your car’s emergency kit with essentials like a flashlight, jumper cables, first aid supplies, and blankets. Consider adding items such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and allergy medication for spring/summer as well.

Inspect Lights and Signals

Inspect and ensure all signals and lights are working properly. Consider replacing burnt-out bulbs and clean foggy lenses for optimal visibility.

Get a Mechanic to Service your Engine and Check the Following:

  1. Air Filters

During winter, your car’s air filters may have accumulated dirt and debris from icy roads and salt. Replace both your engine and cabin air filters to ensure optimal performance and air quality.

  1. Top up Fluid Levels

Fluids such as oil, coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid are vital for your vehicle’s proper functioning. Check their levels and top them off as needed. Consider flushing and replacing coolant if it hasn’t been changed in a while.

  1. Inspect Belts and Hoses

Cold temperatures can cause belts and hoses to become brittle and prone to cracking. Consider having them Inspected for any signs of wear and tear and replace them if necessary to prevent breakdowns.

  1. Test Your Battery

Cold weather can be harsh on car batteries, so consider having yours tested to ensure it’s still holding a charge. Clean any corrosion from the terminals and check to make sure the connections remain tight.

  1. Check Your Brakes

Winter driving can be tough on your brakes, so consider having them inspected by a licensed professional. It’s critical to make sure your brakes and rotors are working safely.

These are simple tips to ensure your vehicle is ready to take on spring/summer and keep you safe on warmer days.

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