Spring Car Care TipsApr 28th, 2017
After a long winter of snow, slush, ice, and salt, your car is need of some major TLC. At Moffatt’s Mazda, we want to help you get you car ready to go for spring and summer. That’s why the experts in our service department thought it would be helpful to share some our favourite spring car maintenance tips.
The first thing you should always do at this time of the year to swap out your seasonal tires. As spring moves towards summer, you should have already removed your winter tires and put your regular tires back on. It’s critical to do this as soon as possible, because dry, warm pavement can easily damage your winter or snow tires, which are softer than regular tires. Save yourself money and get those tires changed now. In fact, Moffatt’s Mazda has a Seasonal Tire Change special, so make sure to check that out. We also suggest you check your wiper blades and replace them if you notice any damage caused by harsh winter weather. You’ll thank us for this tip during the first big spring or summer rainstorm.
Clean it Out
Winter is a season that causes lots of stuff to build up both outside and inside of your car. To avoid carrying the clutter over into spring and summer, we suggest that you grab a box and a bag and sort out everything in your vehicle. Use the bag for garbage like empty coffee cups and food wrappers. Make sure to check under the seats! The box will come in handy to store all your winter-specific items like ice scrapers, blankets, and scarves for next year.
Check the Filters
While we often focus on the importance of changing engine filters, you also need to check your vehicle’s cabin air filter. This critical filter traps dust, pollen, and other foreign particles that are brought into your car through the HVAC system. Spring is a tough time for those of us who suffer from allergies, so you’ll want these filters to be working at full power. This is also a perfect opportunity to wipe down all the interior surfaces of your vehicle, including the dash, seats, belts, and steering wheel. While you at it pull out all your floor mats and give them a good wash and vacuum.
Full Safety and Fluid Check
As we move from winter to spring to summer, it is the perfect time to do a complete safety and fluid check. At Moffatt’s Mazda, our Mazda Trained Technicians can help by checking the tread and inflation levels of your tires, changing your oil, and checking and adding needed fluids included washer, brake, and steering. As always making, an appointment with the Moffat’s Mazda Service Centre is easy thanks to our online service tools.
So as spring really takes off across Canada, make sure to get your car prepared, because summer will be here before you know it! To learn more about how Moffatt’s Mazda can help you with these spring car care tips, please contact us or drop by our showroom today.