Mar 152019
 
Service Tips | Epping, NH

It might seem hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner here in New Hampshire. This past winter was long, cold, and incredibly snowy. Now, that we have dug ourselves out, it is time for your car to transition from winter to spring. These few tips should help get you started.

Wash It

Your car is likely covered in road salt and other grime from all that winter driving. Give it a thorough wash and don’t forget about the undercarriage. Finish it off with a new coat of wax and keep it sparkling all spring and summer long.

Clean It Out

Make the inside look as good as the outside with a deep cleaning. Take everything out of your car. Wash the floor mats by spraying them down with the hose. Leave them to dry sitting in the sun. Meanwhile, wide down all the hard surfaces inside and vacuum your car from top to bottom.

Check Your Tires

With potholes riddling our roads, your car’s tires are bound to suffer. Give them a thorough inspection and looks for signs of uneven wear as this could indicate an alignment issue. If you made the switch to winter tires, go ahead and put your all season set back on.

Routine Maintenance

Get caught up on any routine maintenance you may have missed, including oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid changes.

For all your springtime maintenance needs, stop into Hurlbert Toyota.

Apr 182017
 

Fixing A Car

Spring Car Maintenance

Spring car maintenance is an important part of getting your vehicle back to tip-top shape after the rough winter months. There are a lot of tasks you should consider doing, but we’ve put together the most important ones.

First of all, check your fluids to see if any need topped off or even flushed and refilled. You should get an oil and filter change, and while you’re at it, have your tires inspected and rotated to ensure they wear evenly. You should also have your battery tested to see if it needs recharged or replaced, since winter can be seriously draining on it.

Next, gear up for summer by testing out your air conditioner. If no cool air is coming out, you might have a leak or need to recharge the cooling system. If there are problems, take it to your mechanic soon to get it changed—you don’t want to go without AC when it gets hot!

One of the most important things you can do is clean your car inside and out. Mud, snow, and salt get stuck to the outside of your car during the winter, and they get tracked inside. Prevent rust by thoroughly rinsing off your car, especially the undercarriage, and improve your safety by cleaning the interior of the windows and wiping down the floor mats.

For more spring cleaning tips, give us a call at Hurlbert Toyota!