Welcome back to part two of our short blog series! In the spirit of the new spring season, we began sharing helpful car care hints for you to consider to keep your vehicle running great and looking sharp. Here are some of the tips we offered in our last checklist:
- Check all lightbulbs
- Thoroughly inspect your tires
- Check your wiper blades
- Replace damaged auto glass
Today, we will pick up where we left off last time with a few more handy car maintenance tips. Think it’s time to have your auto glass repaired or replaced? Contact Denver Mobile Auto Glass to schedule an appointment for a hassle-free and affordable windshield replacement in Denver. In the meantime, follow these hints for springtime car care.
Car Care Tips For Spring 2019
Change Your Oil and Filter
Winter driving places extra demands on your vehicle. Oftentimes, motorists will use low viscosity oils during winter to reduce engine friction and help the engine start quickly in cold temperatures. For the warmer months, it is often recommended to use high viscosity oils to maintain oil pressure. Plus, it’s a good idea to check the filter and replace it if necessary.
That’s why when spring rolls around, it’s the perfect opportunity to change your oil and the filter to ensure your car has new, clean oil to maintain engine lubrication, cool the engine components, remove built-up sludge on the engine, improve gas mileage, and support the longevity of your vehicle. This is one of the surest and easiest ways to ensure your vehicle runs efficiently throughout spring and well into the summer.
Check Your Automotive HVAC System
Your car heater is kicked into overdrive during winter and when spring comes around, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC system checked to ensure function and efficiency. As you are probably well aware, Colorado has some wild temperature fluctuations during spring. Take the weather this week, for instance. On Tuesday, it was a nearly 80-degrees here along the Front Range and the next day, the temperatures plummeted to the 20s when a wild springtime blizzard blew in.
Because we will likely continue experiencing similar temperature fluctuations before the hot weather arrives in May, it’s a good idea to make sure your heating and cooling system in your vehicle are ready for anything. That way, you’ll be ready to blast your A/C on those 80- and 90-degree days that are just around the corner.
Check Your Battery and Spark Plugs
Another component to check is the battery and the spark plugs. Cold winter weather can do a number on your batteries and spark plugs, causing them to charge slower and perform poorly. That’s why it is sometimes hard to get a car started on those extra frigid mornings. Spring is the perfect time to have your battery tested to ensure it has plenty of juice to power your vehicle through spring and summer. A good rule of thumb is to replace batteries that are more than five years old. Additionally, it’s important to ensure the battery is securely mounted and that the battery connections are clean, free of corrosion, and attached tightly for best performance.
Spring Clean Your Vehicle
Your vehicle is probably ready for a good old fashioned spring cleaning right about now. Take advantage of one of the warm days coming up and spend some time thoroughly cleaning the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Scrub off all that winter grime, the stuck-on mud, and all remnants of de-icer and snow salt. Take time to clean your tires as well as the undercarriage of your car to remove any built-up debris that could be reducing your car’s optimal function. Clean your auto glass really well, shine up the headlights and brake lights, and clean off your wiper blades.
Next, dust, vacuum, and polish your interior surfaces for a clean and comfortable ride. Don’t like the smell of those artificial air fresheners? Try spritzing a blend of water and essential oils for a naturally fresh scent.
Schedule An Auto Glass Service
Driving in Denver and pretty much anywhere along I-25 and the Front Range, you’re pretty much guaranteed to drive through road construction. What’s more, sand, rocks, and ice melt are used on public streets to make them less slick during wintry weather conditions. All of these things can contribute to the chips, cracks, and scratches that riddle windshields and car windows. If you have any kind of damage on your auto glass, it is a good idea to have it inspected, repaired, and replaced when necessary. This can help ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
Contact Denver Mobile Auto Glass to schedule an appointment for an auto glass repair or windshield replacement in Denver, and spring into the new season with a safe and clean windshield.
Be sure to ask us about our window tinting services to get your car looking sharp for a more comfortable ride!