Knowing how precious your vehicle is to you, we thought it would be a good time to give you some tips to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape ready for the Spring season.
Inspect your tyres
This is the most vital step to your car cleaning and your car safety this spring! If your tyres are worn down, it will make it harder for your car to stop, no matter how well your brakes work. So how do you measure the tread depth? The easiest way to measure tread depth is with the 20p test! Place a 20p coin in the main grooves of the tyre. If the rim of the coin – the bit with “TWENTY PENCE” written on it – disappears, then your tyres have enough tread depth. Make sure that you check in at least three difference places along the tyre, as one part may be more worn than another.
Check your battery
Winter can be tough on things like your car alternator and starter, so never go without checking your battery every season, and especially before spring. Some signs that your car battery may be drained are: it’s hard to start your car, your car lights may be dim, or your car windows may take longer to go up and down.
Check your air conditioning system
If you want your air conditioning system working at full blast this spring and summer, make sure that you check it. Turn up your air conditioning on full to test it out and make sure it reaches the coolest temperature. If you have any problems or a delay when turning it on, take it in to your local automotive repair shop.
Check your brakes
And last, but not least, inspect your brakes! The winter can have a lasting effect on your brakes if not properly repaired. Winter brings things like corrosion and salt on the roads that build up on your brakes. If your brakes are feeling off at all, with signs like pulling to one side or the pedal feels too soft, get them checked out right away! This will ensure your safety on the road and that your car can come to a safe stop when needed.