Prepare Your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram for the Spring Season
The snow, slush, ice, and grime that accompany the winters in Indianapolis, IN can take a toll on your vehicle. The freezing temperatures, the slush and salt can affect everything from the wiper blades to the tires, so to prepare your vehicle for spring; it’s a good idea to give a thorough inspection and cleaning to get rid of the sludge and damage caused by winter. Here are a few things you should do to get your vehicle ready for spring in Cumberland, IN.
Your vehicle takes a beating during wintertime in Lawrence and Beech Grove, IN, both the interior and exterior. One of the places that get the most abuse is the undercarriage of the vehicle. The salt, slush, and grime will cause corrosion, which may ultimately lead to rust, so it’s important to not only wash the exterior of your vehicle but to thoroughly clean the undercarriage as well. In fact, instead of simply washing your vehicle, it’s recommended that you have the exterior and interior professionally detailed. Detailing your vehicle is the best way to ensure the entire residue is removed and it will provide a good backdrop for applying wax.
Tire Inspection — Tread and Pressure
The cold weather in Indianapolis and Irvington, IN can cause tires to under inflate and then when warm weather arrives, they may overinflate, so it’s important to have the tires inspected to ensure the pressure, as well as the tread, are good. Both the tire pressure and the tread can have an effect on your safety while driving. In some situations, a wheel alignment and/or tire rotation may be recommended as part of the spring maintenance for your vehicle.
Battery Inspection & Testing
As spring arrives in Indianapolis, IN, you’ll probably take your vehicle in to have the oil changed and the fluids topped off. When arriving for the oil change, it’s also a good idea to have the battery inspected and tested. Vehicle batteries have to work extra hard during the winter, which may make it easier for the battery to drain, so it’s best to have it inspected and tested before you end up stranded with a dead battery.
Check Your Wiper Blades
Your vehicle’s wiper blades work hard all year round removing rain, snow, dirt, and debris, so it’s natural for them to experience wear and tear. The manufacturer often recommends that the wiper blades be replaced in the fall and in the spring. Replacing the wiper blades after the harshness of winter in Indianapolis, IN, is an assurance that you will have the best visibility while driving.
Seasonal Maintenance From Eastgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Soon after spring arrives, summer will be here before you know it and the last thing you want to do is drive around in the hot, humid temperatures of summer. So, when preparing your vehicle for spring, it’s also important to think about the upcoming summer and have your A/C system inspected. When you’re ready to start preparing your vehicle for spring, contact Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Indianapolis, IN. We can help you with all the tasks your vehicle needs for safe driving.