Mike Riehl’s Roseville Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM understands that Michigan winters can wreak havoc on cars. In addition to corrosion caused by salty highways, the plunging temperatures make your engine work double time. That’s why it is critical to properly maintain your ride once spring rolls around. Here are some spring car care tips from our automotive experts.
Wash and Wax
After winter’s onslaught of ice, salt, snow, and slush, it’s important to give your Chrysler car a thorough washing and waxing. Be sure to deeply clean the undercarriage too, as that is where a lot of salt accumulation can occur. After your car is spotless, give it a good waxing job to protect the paint and reduce the appearance of unsightly scratches and scuffs.
Change Your Wiper Blades
Ideally, you should be changing out your windshield wiper blades every six months. But it’s especially important to replace them once winter is over. Winter weather can crack and split blades. This isn’t something you want during an April shower as it can lead to poor visibility while on the road.
Ensure that your tires (including the spare) are in peak condition after winter comes to an end. Check to see if they are at the recommended pressure range, which is typically 30 to 32 psi. If they’re under or over-inflated, it will cause bad drivability and poor fuel consumption. Additionally, check the tread too. If you have installed winter tires, remember to remove them and replace them with all-season tires for spring and autumn.
If your Chrysler car needs a tune-up, bring it to our service center this spring to ensure it’s running optimally!