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.

Oct 022018
 

Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Ready or not, winter is just around the corner. And before you’re stranded in the cold with a car that can’t handle it, it’s a good idea to take the milder autumn weather to perform some routine maintenance in order to get your car ready for winter. Not sure where to start? The following are some of the must-check boxes on your winter maintenance to-do list.

Tires

Especially in cold and potentially icy conditions, the health of your car’s tires is extremely important when it comes to overall vehicle safety. Make a habit of regularly checking your vehicle’s tire pressure as well as monitoring tread and alignment for potential problems. If something seems off, get in front of it before it becomes a major issue.

Battery

Cold weather puts additional strain on any car battery, which means a failing car battery can quickly become a dead car battery as winter rolls in. Make sure you check your car’s battery to ensure it is holding an adequate charge before winter officially arrives.

Oil

Routinely changing your car’s oil is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your car in great shape year after year. Consider switching to a special winter-grade motor oil with a viscosity that allows for optimal performance in freezing temperatures and ensure that your vehicle is up to the task all winter long.

If you need any maintenance or services done before winter rolls in, don’t delay: Stop into Hurlbert Toyota and make the most of the milder season.