Quebec is definitely turning its back on winter, and with the arrival of spring, it’s time to give our vehicles some love.
Your Financement Auto Laval dealer tells you about spring inspection before talking about low-cost car esthetics.
Your Vehicle’s Spring Inspection
Spring marks the end of winter and with the new season comes the need to change your tires.
Moreover, the spring inspection of your vehicle includes:
- Engine oil change
- Brake fluid
- Oil filter
- Air filter
This first level of inspection will ensure that all your fluids have been checked and changed, if necessary. After the winter season, it is time to tune up your vehicle.
It is also important to go to your garage to have a proper inspection done. This will give you an expert opinion on the condition of your vehicle.
This way, your car’s maintenance will not be limited to a single visual inspection. It will go much further and the technician will ensure to change and check the pressure of your tires, the windshield washer fluid, the wear of the windshield wipers, the electronic systems, the front and rear lights, the tightness of the doors and the trunk as well as the other compartments, etc.
This spring maintenance is highly recommended, especially since your vehicle may have suffered from winter effects. If your car, SUV or full-size truck is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, you will benefit from the many advantages and the replacement of certain original parts, if necessary.
In short, get off on the right foot! Get ready for the warm weather and adventures on the road.
Cleaning Your Car Interior: Cleaning Calcium from Floor mats
It’s not enough to change your tires and do a spring inspection, you also need to clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle.
We recommend that you give equal importance to the interior and exterior of your car.
For the interior, water and vinegar will clean the calcium from the floor mats. A sunny day will also allow you to leave your floor mats out for a faster drying. Use the vacuum cleaner as your main ally to clean in the smallest nooks.
With water and a soft cloth, sweep the dashboard, console, storage areas, pockets, seats, etc. Cleaning the mirrors and the interior and exterior windows will give you better visibility.
Paint Decontamination: Take Care of the Exterior of the Vehicle
To begin, spray the entire vehicle generously, not only the body, but also the underside of the vehicle, bumpers and rims. With a professional car cleaner, wash thoroughly to remove all winter imperfections. Paint decontamination goes through this great washing, but also the application of a car wax for more shine and brightness.
Washing the engine and the underside of the vehicle will clearly illustrate that spring cleaning has not been overlooked.
As Le Guide de l’auto states:
“It’s recommended to apply a protective coating to the rubber seals on doors, windows and trunk to prevent them from drying out and cracking during the summer. Similarly, check your wiper blades; if you had them installed specifically for winter, they now need to be changed.”
Finally, drying with a quality chamois will give your car even more shine and finish.