Today’s vehicles are built to last for a long time. But as car owners, it’s our job to provide the upkeep needed to keep our vehicles in these best conditions. Here are a few things you should be doing this spring to keep your car in tip top shape.
Check the Tires
With the fluctuation of temperatures, tires tend to lose and gain air pressure. You should always be aware of tire pressure, checking it every couple of weeks. Now is a particularly good time to take a look at each of your vehicle’s tires, looking not only for the appropriate pressure, but also checking for any signs of wear or low tread, which would mean it’s time for new tires.
Check the Wipers
They say that April showers bring May flowers, and they also bring low visibility. Make sure you’re ready for the rain by replacing the wiper blades. It’s easy and inexpensive to do and can make all the difference in visibility. While you’re at it, top off the wiper fluid as well.
Oil Change and Check Up
A vehicle generally needs an oil change every three months or so. Getting an oil change is a great excuse for having the rest of your vehicle’s mechanics, fluids, and parts examined by a professional.
Bring your car into Ryan Chevrolet for some professional car maintenance. Our experienced service team is ready to help you get your car ready for the next season and beyond.
If you’re a car-owner who could stand to cut back on the clutter, we’re here to help. These tips from Ryan Chevrolet will set you up for success, so that keeping your car clean can become as natural and effortless as driving it.
Organize Your Tools
There are some things you should always have in your vehicle, like jumper cables, extra oil, and a flashlight. Keep these things together in a lidded bin in the trunk so that the rest of your cargo space can stay neat available for use.
Organize Your Papers
You always want easy access to things like your insurance card and your registration. Buy a small binder organizer from the office supply store. You can keep all of these papers together and tucked away in your glove box.
Make a Trash Can
Small bits of trash like straw wrappers or old to-do list can quickly turn into clutter—but not when you have a trash can on hand. A Tupperware cereal box lined with a plastic bag is the perfect DIY car trash can.
Keep the Pet Hair at Bay
If you travel with a four-legged friend, you might find it best to keep an old blanket or a back seat pet hammock on hand. You can put this down over your back seat as a cover for the seat itself, so when you’re traveling with two-legged passengers all you’ll need to do is move the blanket to reveal a clean back seat.
If cleaning your car doesn’t cut it and you really want that new car smell, stop by Ryan Chevrolet to take a look at our inventory.