Spring Car Maintenance

car maintenanceSpring time means longer days, warmer nights and hopefully more time behind the wheel of your favorite car.  During the winter months, the last thing you want to do is head out in the dark after work and spend timing looking over your car with a flashlight and cold fingers.  Now that the weather is warmer and the evenings are more comfortable, it’s a great time to do some spring car maintenance.

The best way to keep your car running great for a long time is to follow the regular maintenance schedule found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.  This will include things like regular oil changes, transmission fluid changes, coolant flushes and other things you should do to keep parts of your vehicle from wearing out too quickly.  Along with these regularly scheduled maintenance items, there are a few things worth checking on at least once per year to make sure your vehicle is ready for all of your summer trips.

The first thing to do is take a quick look around the outside of your car and look for anything unusual.  Great things to look for would be body panels or plastic shielding under your car that are loose are hanging down indicating damage or other problems.  While you’re there, you can also check your tires for proper tread wear patterns.  For example, if you find your tires worn only on the inside or outside or just in the middle it can indication improper tire pressure or an improper alignment.  Since it’s spring time and the sun will be out more, it’s also worth thinking about protecting the paint on your car.  A coat of good wax once per year can do wonders when it comes to preserving your car’s shine.

After you’ve examined the exterior of your car and found any issues that might need attention there, it’s time to pop the hood.  Just like checking the exterior of your car, checking your engine bay starts with looking for things that seem out of the ordinary.  This can include things like hoses and wires that aren’t connected properly or at all, or worn components like radiator hoses that are past their prime, or engine belts that are in need of replacement.  Now would also be a good time to check your engine oil, transmission fluid, engine air filter to make sure your regular maintenance items are up to date.

This would also be a good time to check your windshield washer fluid reservoir and top it off if needed.  You might be surprised how much windshield washer fluid you used over the winter months so chances are your windshield washer fluid reservoir is almost empty.  Rather than running down to your local gas station and over paying for a huge jug of windshield washer fluid, consider using BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate.  BlueDevil windshield washer concentrate is just a 16 oz bottle and it can make up to 16 gallons of windshield washer fluid for your car!  That will save you space in your garage and make sure you’ve got washer fluid for your car on hand for a long time.

BlueDevil Washer Concentrate is an industrial strength formula that is safe for all finishes on your car and will remove bugs and debris easily from your windshield.

For more information, or to purchase BlueDevil Washer Concentrate, visit our product information page here: BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate 

You can purchase BlueDevil Washer Concentrate at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:

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