Spring is officially here and although here in Minnesota it’s still not quite flip flop weather, we sure are seeing more sunlight. Many people do spring cleaning for their house every year, but it’s important not to forget about your vehicle. The winter months are gone and now that the sun is out you can really see all the dirt and dust that’s accumulated in and on your car over winter. Here are some of our tips for spring cleaning and maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV.
Change Your Windshield Wipers
Spring is the perfect time to go ahead and replace your windshield wipers. Snow and ice can do damage to your wipers over the winter and it’s important to be able to see clearly through the spring rain. While you’re replacing them, go ahead and check your windshield for any cracks that may have occurred over winter as well. Cracks are the cheapest to replace when they’re small, so the sooner you notice them the better.
Check Your Fluids
The days are near when you no longer need any anti-freeze, woohoo! This is a great time to top off your wiper fluid. It’s probably about time for an oil change too, right? Have your mechanic check all of your fluids while you’re there so that you’re all set for spring trips on the road.
Check Your Tires
Now that the snow is beginning to clear, it might be about to time to change your tires. If you use the same tires year round, why not give them an inspection? Make sure they have plenty of tread left and that nothing has gotten stuck in or around them.
Clean Your Floor Mats
Everyone’s bringing out their home rugs to be beaten, so why not bring out your car mats as well? If you have cloth floor mats, give them a really good shake and then vacuum them thoroughly. If you have rubber floor mats, take them out, give them a good scrub, and then hose them down.
Give It a Wash
Soak up some much needed vitamin D on a sunny day and give your car a hand wash. Washing your car by hand is the best way to avoid the micro scratches that can occur from a drive-thru car wash. Just make sure to use the appropriate equipment. There is all sorts of dirt that can build on your car over the winter. Make sure to remove debris to avoid any external damage.
New Cars, Trucks, and SUVs for Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If you’re looking to start spring off with more than just a clean car, then check out our great selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale. We have new cars from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, and Cadillac, as well as used cars from many different makes. Many of our new vehicles come with a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Of coarse, if you’d like to have a skilled technician take care of your maintenance, make sure to schedule a service appointment with us. Check us out at our two dealerships in in Forest Lake, MN. Right by North Branch, Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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