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7 tips to prepare your car for spring

7 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring in Etobicoke, ON

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring in Etobicoke, ON

Spring is a season of renewal, making it a perfect time to purchase a car from our new inventory at Castle Honda. It's also a season of rejuvenation and an ideal time to freshen up your current vehicle.

Spring Driving in Etobicoke, ON

Spring brings wonderful blooms and lots of sunshine. Spring maintenance helps get your car ready for activities and road trips ahead. Regular maintenance of your car helps you avoid expensive repairs in the future. It improves your driving experience and ensures your vehicle is running optimally. This maintenance also helps your vehicle run smoothly for longer, reducing future inconveniences.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Spring

1. Wash Your Vehicle

  • Waxing and washing your vehicle make your car shine and look good under the sun. However, don't forget to clean the underbody as well. Rock salt tends to build up underneath the car during winter. The salt is corrosive and could lead to rust. Taking your car to an automatic car wash is an easy solution as most of these automated machines wash underneath the vehicle as well.

2. Swap Your Tires

  • As soon as the ice is no longer an issue, make an appointment to switch your tires from winter to summer tires. Winter tires have a good grip on snow and ice but are not made to handle the warmer weather

3. Examine Your Headlights

  • Dim headlights put the driver and other road users in danger. Before spring comes along, examine your headlights since the cold winter weather could lead to issues such as fog in the headlights.

4. Replace Windshield Wiper Blades and Fluid

Replace your windshield wiper blades when you notice the windshield not getting clean after use. This could be due to the harsh effects of using the wiper blades during the winter. Replacing windshield wiper blades is a simple procedure that enhances your safety.

5. Replace Your Air Filter

Dust, moisture, sludge, and dirt tend to build up in your cabin and engine air filters during winter. Replacing the air filter assists in cleaner air and smoother running of your car.

6. Check the Oil

During winter, the oil in the engine gets contaminated. Changing engine oil in spring ensures better performance. Also, many vehicles require thicker oils in the spring compared to winter, warranting a change of engine oil.

7. Check the Battery

It is important to get your battery checked after winter and fix any faults detected that may have occurred due to severe winters.

Change the Oil of Your Vehicle in Etobicoke, ON

Our expert service staff will help you inspect your vehicle and prepare it for a new season. Schedule your appointment at our Service Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario, for all your car maintenance needs.