Spring is just around the corner in Santa Rosa, CA, which means it’s time to get your vehicle ready for changes in the weather. Even the slightest changes in the temperatures can have a significant effect on your vehicle. From overuse of the wiper blades to a change in tire pressure, winter can have an effect on how your vehicle looks and drives. Here are a few spring maintenance tips to help you ensure your vehicle is ready for spring in Rohnert Park, CA.
The wiper blades are often one of those things that most people overlook until there is a noticeable change in the way they are working. But, like most parts on your vehicle, the wiper blades will wear out, so one of the most important spring maintenance tips for vehicles in Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Windsor, CA is to check and replace worn wiper blades. One of the first signs of wiper blades that are wearing out is they will make a squeaking noise as they move across the windshield, you can avoid this by simply changing them out as a part of your routine spring maintenance.
The tire pressure is especially important when driving on the Santa Rosa, CA roads during the spring. As the winter temperatures drop, so does the pressure in the tires, which means you probably filled them up to avoid the risk of a flat. Unfortunately, as the weather warms up, the tire pressure can increase, which means the tires may have too much air in them and it can affect your fuel economy as well as the vehicle’s drivability. If you aren’t comfortable checking the tire pressure or putting in and taking out air, stop in Hansel Volkswagen to have a technician inspect the tires for you.
When it comes to the list of spring maintenance tips, checking for issues under the hood is one of the most important tips. The changes in temperature can have an effect on the battery as well as the fluids, so a few things to inspect under the hood include:
Last but certainly not least on your list of spring maintenance tips is washing and waxing the vehicle. A good thorough cleaning will help to remove all the road grime, dust and debris that has built up on the undercarriage and the paint. While you’re giving the outside a good scrubbing, don’t forget to clean the inside. Remove all trash that may have accumulated over the winter and vacuum the carpets and upholstery. To ensure your vehicle is ready for spring, stop in the service department of Hansel Volkswagen in Santa Rosa, CA, and we’ll help you get through everything on your vehicles spring maintenance list.
Hansel Volkswagen, Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, USA