As the winter weather begins to wind down, we’re finally able to start looking forward to spring. To get us ready for the warmer weather — and to keep your vehicle running as smoothly as possible — we thought we’d share some spring car care tips.
Give your car a
Deep cleans don’t only have to occur in your home – you should
also clean your car inside and out when the weather gets warmer. Give it a good
exterior wash and wax, then follow that up by tidying your cabin. Throw out any
trash that you might have collected in the winter and vacuum to pick up any
salt or dirt that found its way into your vehicle.
Check your tires
Warmer weather means that your tire pressure can fluctuate,
increasing after the cold winter – especially if you filled your tires during
the winter to compensate for lower pressure readings. As the roads get slicker,
too, it’s important to make sure your tires are wearing properly and get them
rotated if you haven’t recently.
Change your wiper
Spring showers mean your windshield wipers need to be in
good working order. Make sure your wipers don’t have any cracks or wear and, if
they do, go ahead and replace them with new ones.
If your car needs further care, or if you’d rather just let someone else take care of it, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Sunny King Honda. We’ll make sure your car is ready for the warmer weather!
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Dozens of moving parts make up a car’s engine. Many of these
parts move at high speeds and can damage other parts if they aren’t properly
lubricated. Owners can consult the owner’s manual or a dealership service
technician to determine that the proper oil is used to lubricate the engine.
Thanks to so many parts moving at high speeds, the engine
heats up rather quickly. As oil moves through the engine, it takes some of that
excess heat along with it, effectively cooling the engine. Routine oil changes
allow the oil to cool the engine more efficiently.
To put it simply, routine oil changes protect the engine. Old
oil can’t cool, lubricate, and protect the engine as well as fresh oil. Drivers
who forego routine oil changes could see a shorter engine lifespan in their
A poorly lubricated engine won’t make the most of every drop
of fuel. Routine oil changes can improve fuel economy by up to two percent.
That may not seem like much, but it adds up over time. Consider improved fuel
economy an added bonus to a properly maintained, cooled, and protected engine.
If you need an oil change, or are not sure whether you need an oil change, visit us at Sunny King Honda. We’ll make sure your car is in tip-top shape for its next trip.