When the weather starts to get warmer and the snow starts to thaw, it’s important that we prepare our vehicles for the warmer months ahead. It’s easy to think that there aren’t many things to prepare for in the summer, but you’d be mistaken. In fact, there are a handful of things you can do to ensure your vehicle is performing at its best. Not sure what you can do? WOW Auto Care has a few tricks that can help you. Here are some things you should do to prepare your vehicle for summer!
During the winter and spring, the wiper blades in your vehicle are utilized for a variety of different conditions: rain, hail, snow, and even wiping off that nasty pollen that surrounds your car during the spring. Unfortunately, this continuous usage also wears the blades out and by the time summer arrives, your current blades may not be suited to keep the windshield clear. Most auto parts stores sell windshield wipers at an affordable price and they can install them for you if you can’t do it yourself! Having new wiper blades will help ensure you always have a clear view of the road, instead of the smudged up mess you might see with the old blades.
We all know how important it is to properly check our vehicle’s motor oil, but it’s especially important for drivers that have switched to lower viscosity oils in the colder months. Drivers typically do this because the low viscosity oil is less prone to thickening in the winter. If you fall into this category, make sure you transition the motor oil back to your regularly used oil or even a higher viscosity. Although you won’t see any negative side effects from staying with a low viscosity oil in the warmer months, your vehicle’s engine won’t be able to meet its highest level of performance either!
During the winter months, it isn’t uncommon for vehicle owners to transition to winter tires. Sure, it may not happen as much in sunny California but it’s a common practice in colder states such as Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you are one of those drivers that have transitioned to winter tires, make sure you replace them with a fresh, normal set that’s appropriate for your vehicle.
If you decided to keep the same tires throughout the winter and spring season, make sure you inspect them going into the summer. Look for balding tires or even uneven tire wear, as those are signs that you need a new tire and even a wheel alignment service. Doing so will ensure your vehicle always has a full grip of the road!