Keep Your Car Running with These Spring Car Care Tips

Spring Car Care Tips

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 spring cleaning

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 blades

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!

Why Changing Oil is Important

Why changing oil is important

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Lubricates

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.

Cools

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.

Protects

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 vehicle.

Efficiency

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.