How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Spring CleanSpring is almost here, and the arrival of warm weather means springtime car maintenance. Aside from reversing all the winterizing you did a few months ago, your car needs some TLC after this harsh weather. Here are some easy tips on how to prepare your car for spring.

As it’s warming up, you’ll want to check your fluids and make sure everything is at the right level. This is also a great time to get an oil change if it’s been a while. Pay attention to your battery, too. If it takes a few seconds to turn over, have it tested at a parts store.

If you put winter tires on your car, this is about the time to take them off, as soon as the weather is consistently above freezing. If you kept your all-season tires, check the tread to make sure they didn’t wear down too much during the winter.

Brakes are another good thing to check at this time. If you know how, check the thickness of the pads, or just bring it into Packey Webb Ford.

Finally: clean! Get a car wash, and then clean out all the slush and mud that’s collected in your car.