There is a good reason why people talk a lot about spring cleaning and maintenance on their home. It’s because as the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly clear that you have to get rid of all of that winter clutter and make sure everything in your house is properly functioning. Spring is also the perfect time of year to ensure your vehicle is clean and properly functioning.
People talk a lot about the benefits of spring cleaning and maintenance and how it improves your ride. If you have the time and the energy, you should spend it on getting your car prepped for summer. Bostons Locksmith, your locksmith serving Brookline, Cambridge and Allston, offers spring cleaning and maintenance tips for your vehicle.
Replace the Wiper Blades
Spring is a great time to swap out those old windshield wipers blades. They had a rough winter keeping your windshield free from rain, snow, slush and ice. We are sure they are cracked and leave streaks by now, so it’s a good idea to get a fresh new pair before you have to keep your windshield clear from those April showers.
Empty the Truck
Take a moment to think about what is in your truck. If you were well-prepared for winter, you probably have a few bags of sand, a shovel, ice scrapers and maybe even a blanket and some warm clothes in case you got stuck somewhere in the snow. Basically, you have a bunch of stuff in your trunk that you really don’t need in the summer. So clean out your trunk and make room for your golf clubs, basketball and fishing gear.
Check Fluid Levels
When the temperatures are in single digits, the wind howling and the snow falling, you aren’t going to be checking your fluid levels on a regular basis. We don’t blame you, nobody wants to check the oil level in the dead of winter. Well, the days are longer and the sun is shining a lot more so plan on spending a part of your day this weekend making sure you have plenty of oil, wiper fluid, brake fluid and transmission fluid in your car.
Check the Tires
From icy roads to deep potholes, your tires have been through a lot this last winter. Take the time this spring to check the wear and tear on your tires. If you find damage or notice your tread is wearing thin, it might be time for a new set of tires. At the very least, check your tire levels to ensure they have enough air.
While you are at it, it might be time for a wheel alignment. Your wheels took a good beating over the winter and your car could be out of alignment.
Clean the Interior
If you were to take a look under the seats of your car, we know just what you would find. We bet there will be wrappers from Burger King, empty cups from Starbucks and old, stale fries that have been down there since late October.
We all tend to make messes in the winter and never get around to cleaning them up. The same thing happens in your home, which is why you clean it so thoroughly in the spring. So go ahead and give your car interior some attention.
Wash Under the Hood
Pop your hood and take a good look at the engine. That is, if you can even see the engine under all of that dirt, grease and grime. Start the new season with a sparkly clean engine.
Wash and Wax
A good wash and wax are two of the most important things you can do to your car in the spring. Winter driving causes a huge amount of buildup on your car, and you want to make sure this is cleaned up before you hit the road this spring. Allowing this dirt and debris to stay on your car can negatively affect the paint and finish of your vehicle.
Check the Air Conditioning
You might not think too much about it right now, but soon enough you will be glad that your A/C is in good working order. It is best to make sure your air conditioning works right now rather than waiting until you really need it only to discover it needs to be serviced.
And should you accidentally lock your keys in the car while cleaning it, just give Bostons Locksmith a call.