Spring Cleaning Your Car

March 18th, 2019 by

Spring is the perfect time to hit refresh on all aspects of your life, including your car. It’s been a long, hard winter in the Chicagoland area, and the weather likely took a toll on your vehicle. Giving your car the necessary TLC before spring officially hits is a great way to extend the life of your vehicle and have it running well for months to come.

Take advantage of these spring cleaning car tips from our Acura dealer near Highland Park.

Replace Winter Tires

Winter tires are a great thing to utilize during the snowy and icy months, but driving with winter tires throughout the entire year can be dangerous. Winter tires contain a rubber compound that wears down quickly on roads that don’t have ice or snow. Swapping out winter tires for all-season tires will be safer for you as well as other drivers on the road.

Check Under the Hood

Your hood is an easy place for dirt and grime to build up and become trapped. Having a clean hood and engine can help prevent future mechanical hiccups with your car. Turn the engine off before cleaning underneath the hood and remove all battery cables beforehand as well. After you are finished cleaning underneath the hood, use a towel to dry off your engine completely.

Clean the Inside & Outside

A clean exterior of your car only goes so far. A clean interior is just as important! Vacuum the inside of your car and remove all mats. Avoid using harsh chemicals on the inside of your car to minimize damage. Wash and wax the outside of your car and use specialized hard-glass cleaner on the windows.

During the cleaning process, feel free to visit our Acura dealer near Highland Park if you notice that you have a part that needs repairing or replacing.

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