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Tips to Spring Clean Your Car

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March 3, 2015

spring clean your carThe clocks are springing forward and March is almost here; the warmer temperatures of spring are fluttering around the corner–hopefully! And what better way to usher in this new season than to de-winterize? Here are a few tips to spring clean your car.

  1. Focus on the inside. Clear out the trash that has accumulated, vacuum the Cheerios and other debris stuck to the mat, and scrub and/or power wash the sludge that seems to have effervesced into the unknown crevasses. Like Madonna circa 1984, it will feel shiny and new.
  2. Clean away that winter grime! Give your car a rinse and wash—especially focus on your car’s undercarriage, as it can tend to fall prey to corrosion from the salty roads. Clean the pesky “wash me” messages off of the windows, and remember to wipe down the car doorways—no more wondering where that black stain on your pants came from.
  3. Keep up with that upkeep! The white winter days are gone, and with it we usher in the rainy—but also sometimes sunny—days of spring. With that comes new duties for your car, so make sure it is equipped for the new season by checking the tread depth and air pressure of your tires, changing your oil, and adding washer fluid.

We at Hassett Automotive wish all of our readers a happy spring; be sure to come visit us and see our new line-up.

 

Spring Car Maintenance Tips

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March 31, 2014

Can you believe spring is finally here? It’s been a long time coming, but alas, warmer weather is right around the corner and *knock on wood*, the snow is done for the year.

And with the changing of the seasons it’s important to remember to do some car maintenance. Sometimes its best to bring your car into a service center to get it looked at, but there are a lot of things you can do on your own to make sure your car keeps running strong for years to come. Keep reading below for a short list of spring car maintenance tips:

  • Make sure your windshield wipers are in good working order. Springtime is one of the rainiest times of the year and it’s good to make sure both the front and rear wipers can effectively clear rain out of your line of sight.
  • Check your fluids. This tip isn’t by any means exclusive to the spring. However, it is good to get in the habit of checking all your cars fluids, especially the coolant and oil, at the changing of seasons.
  • Clean all the junk out of your trunk. Things tend to get piled up and stored in cars during the winter months, so whether it by an old fruit cake or chains for your wheels, go ahead and get that unnecessary weight out of your car so you can increase MPG.

And that’s all we have for today! Do you have any other spring car maintenance tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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