Spring has sprung. The snow has melted, birds have returned, and so has the sun. It’s time to put the sweaters and heavy coats away and go outside to enjoy the warm, nice weather. Just like you get your wardrobe prepared for the change of season, you also need to take a few basic steps to care for your car to get it ready for spring/summer seasonal change with the following steps.

Get It Detailed & Cleaned Out

Getting your car deep cleaned inside and out isn’t just to make it look better, it helps your vehicle last longer. Winter road chemicals and salts can rust and rot your car if left unaddressed for too long. Colder temperatures can also leave behind tiny dirt particles in ice and water that can really build up over the winter months.

So, when spring comes around, a good car cleanout and detailing is a good idea. Our cleaning checklist includes getting an external carwash that cleans the body and the undercarriage. Opening all the doors and wiping down the dashboard, console, mirrors and any wipeable surface. Giving your car a good vacuum of the floor, seats and all vacuumable areas within the vehicle to get all those particles that you trekked in with snow/ice on the bottom of your shoes during the winter months.

Check All the Fluids

Fluids can freeze and evaporate over time. Spring is a great time to check the levels of your wiper fluid, radiator and oil. You should also consider a flush and fill on your radiator to get fresh fluids and make your coolant mixture more spring suitable after the long winter.

Check Your Wiper Blades & Change Them If Needed

Your wiper blades have a tough time in winter. Scraping off snow and sleet takes a lot more effort than moving just rain, and the strain can really do a number on your wipers. If your wipers are chipped, pitted or just not pulling the water from your windshield, it’s time to change them. You can usually find replacements at your local auto supply store or big box retailer.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Things expand when they get hot and shrink when they get cold. This includes the air in your tires. With temperatures changing, spring is a great time to check your tire pressure and make sure you have the proper inflation in all four wheels. This includes checking your spare tire. Properly inflated tires make your vehicle easier to handle, stop more quickly, and generally drive more safely.

Rotate or Change Your Tires

Believe it or not, your tires don’t actually rotate themselves on the road. Moving which wheel your tires are on can help prevent uneven wear and tear and extend the life of your expensive radials. If your vehicle has winter tires, now is the time to swap them out for your summer ones. This will also help with handling.

Sell Your Car to Cash for Cars

Lastly, if all this maintenance makes you realize you have a car you don’t really need, you can turn it into cash, fast, safe and easy at ABC Car Collections.

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If you are in Lysterfield and looking for ABC Car Collection, below is the best way to visit us.

ABC Car Collection

6/18-20 Webster St

Dandenong VIC 3175

0423 353 333


5 Tips to Get Your Vehicle Spring/Summer Ready