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.

Jul 152018
 

summer car care

We’re finally getting a break from the cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect performing routine car maintenance until another winter rolls around. Here are five crucial summer car care tips you shouldn’t forget.

Air Filter

Decomposing winter leaves can clog up your car’s air filter, so make sure you have your filter checked as summer begins. Filters are relatively inexpensive and are important for ensuring optimal performance, so it’s a good idea to replace them annually.

Tires

Changes in temperature can cause fluctuations in the pressure of your car’s tires. This summer, keep an eye on your vehicle’s tire pressure and consider replacing the whole set if they’re not looking threadbare.

Air-Conditioning System

A properly functioning air-conditioning system can make all the difference between and excellent and a miserable driving experience. If your air-conditioning isn’t pumping out cool air like it used to, see a technician to have it checked before the hottest days of the year arrive.

Windshield Wipers

Between ice, snow, freezing temperatures, and salt, the winter can do a number on your car’s wiper blades. If any of your vehicle’s wiper blades look bent, worn, or damaged, replace them now before they become a safety hazard.

Wash and Wax

Finally, don’t forget to hit the car wash this summer. Washing your car removes harmful corrosive residue that tends to build up over the winter months, while a high grade wax seals your car’s exterior, protecting it from the elements.

If you are concerned about your car’s air-conditioning, windshield wipers, or anything else, visit us at Hurlbert Toyota; our service team will be happy to help you.