Whether you’re packing up your new SUV and heading for a roadtrip, or taking the family sedan for a day trip in and around the GTA, spring means new beginnings and that means for your vehicle as well. Much like “spring cleaning” your vehicle needs a bit of TLC from the harsh Canadian winters (your car gets fed up of winter too!)
Start from the Inside Out
So what can you do for your car to get it all ready for the warm weather? Having your air filter and cabin filter looked at are a great place to start. These components filter the air going into the engine and into the passenger cabin respectively. They can get dirty and clogged and that reduces the efficiency of your engine and the quality of the air you breathe in the cabin. Spark plugs can wear down and loose their…spark! This means that your engine won’t run as smooth and its efficiency will suffer. It’s one of the best ways to keep your engine running smooth and at its peak for those long cross country drives, or when you’re sitting idling on the 401.
Lastly, having all your fluids topped up and in check ensures that you’re never left stranded anywhere. And let’s not forget to check the battery and air conditioning! It’s best to have these components looked at before you go on a big trip or before the sweltering Toronto summer sets in.
When you switch back to your summer tires from your winter (Check out our other post about why you need winter tires…seriously! Go now!) make sure that your tires have no visible signs of damage or abnormalities. If there’s a nail or giant bulge in the tire, bring it to our service staff’s attention as soon as possible.
Also consider giving your car a good wash. If you do it at home in your driveway or take it to a carwash, a good cleaning (inside and out!) means that all the deposited salt and winter gunk get cleared and it helps keep that paint looking like new. It also helps prevent rust forming in micro cracks or in that dent from that grocery store parking lot you swore you would never go back to.
Keeping your car clean inside and out makes you and your passengers feel better and breathes new life into an older vehicle or keeps that new vehicle looking like it just rolled out of the showroom.
Whatever you get up to this spring, make sure you’re well prepared everywhere you go! The staff at Eurotech Import Auto can help fulfill all your spring and summer vehicle needs!
Here’s to the season and adventures ahead!