You waited for it, dreamed about it, prayed for its return, and it’s finally back: summertime, or the season of paradise for Quebecers. Taking advantage of the nice weather to sip a beer on a terrace or to get your tanning going on is perfectly natural, but you ought to show some gratitude to the one that kept you all warm and comfy during the winter and still brings you everywhere in all seasons. Your car also deserves to get some summer love, and you want it to be by your side this season and the many others to come, this is what you should do between two trips to the beach. Financement Auto Laval near Montreal is the best for many clients.
If you’re reading this while your car is still resting on its winter tires… go switch them now and then come back to this post. On top of accelerating the wearing process of your tires (and thus reducing the number of years you can use them), neglecting to change your tires as soon as it’s safe to do so increases your stopping distance / time, putting you at a greater risk of being involved in an easily preventable accident.
Hygiene and Essential Fluids (Still About Your Car)
It’s time to dirty your hands and to take a look at the most uninteresting part of your car: under the hood. Engine oil, coolant, automatic transmission fluid, windshield washer, etc. All these elements must be full or at the good level. Also, don’t forget to check your air filters (in the engine and in the cabin) and to change them if they’re painful to watch. Exterior hygiene, now. Start with the body of your car, including the underside. A thorough cleaning is required to remove impurities, salt and other corrosive elements that would have proliferated during winter.
A Small House on Wheels
If cars are more often than not the second most precious asset that people own, they rarely act that way. For example, if you detect a strange smell in your living room or that you can clearly see crumbs on the floor, you won’t dismiss the matter because you’re not expecting anyone. Do the same with your car! Take off your winter mats, use a portable vacuum to remove small rocks and grits, and don’t hesitate to apply some shampoo. Next step is your trunk: remove all the tools and accessories you won’t need for at least a few months (shovels, scrappers, brushes, booster cables, blankets, etc.) and repeat the cleaning process.
We often hear that the summer is too short, but you know what’s even shorter? Ticking off all the cases of this small list. Your car will repay you soon enough, during the (long) winter. Financement Auto Laval near Montreal is the best for many clients. If you want to buy a used vehicle, visit our large inventory of used vehicles in Laval.