Get Rid Of The Winter RustMay 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Winter is finally over, but if you haven’t taken care of your car since the changing of the season, you need to take the time to take care of your car. Everything from the residue left over from the winter to oil that has sat too long in your car can really do a number on your car’s health. It is immensely important to take the time to get your car cleaned up and to take care of all the little projects that your car needs. If you are looking for all the parts you need to get your car running perfectly this spring, come into your local U Pull & Pay today.
Clean Off Leftover Salt
The salt that they use to keep the roads clear of ice and snow in the winter can get kicked up and stuck to your paint and undercarriage. When road salt gets stuck to your undercarriage, it can create pockets of rust that can expand out and easily compromise the strength of your car. You can easily remove the salt from your car’s undercarriage by going to a drive-through carwash with undercarriage sprayers.
Check Your Alignment
During the winter, the roads can get rough. The cold weather can cause huge potholes and cracks to form, which can tear up your car’s alignment, wheels, and brakes. Now that spring is here, you should check your wheel alignment to make sure that your car continues to drive straight. If you notice your car pulling to one side or the other, or that you need to turn your steering wheel in order to drive straight, you need to check your alignment. While you check your alignment, take the time to rotate your tires as well.
Rotate Your Tires
Your car doesn’t just drive in a straight line, by taking turns, hitting potholes, and driving at speed, your tires wear down at differing levels. You can easily avoid unnecessary damage to your tires by rotating your tires. In order to efficiently rotate your tires, you need to know what kind of car you have. There are specific ways to rotate your tires depending on if your car is rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, or four-wheel drive. Once you have established what kind of car you have, it is as simple as removing your tires and rotating them appropriately. It is recommended that you get your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles, but you should review your owner’s manual to see how often you should check your tires.
Change Your Oil and Fluids
Most car owner’s manuals recommend that you change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles in order to keep your engine supplied with fresh oil. Whenever you check your oil, make sure that you check your other fluids, including your transmission fluid and brake fluid. By staying ahead of your car’s depleting fluids, you can easily save yourself thousands of dollars in the long run.
You can easily get your car back in perfect shape this spring with these four simple projects. If you would like to learn more about what you will need to take care of these projects yourself, come into your local U Pull & Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find all the parts you need at unbeatable prices.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling