Although the winters in Burlington, NC aren’t as harsh as they are in some areas of the United States, the change in seasons can still be harsh on your vehicle. Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to make sure your vehicle is spring ready. To make sure your vehicle is ready for spring weather, Don Allred Insurance has put together a few tips to ensure you have a spring-ready vehicle.
Wiper Blades and Lights
The snow and sludge of winter can take a toll on the winter blades, so it’s important to make sure the wiper blades are ready to handle the spring rains. Inspect all blades for cracks and tears and if they appear worn out or are making a squeaking noise while on, they should be replaced with new ones. While you’re at it, be sure to check the interior and exterior lights on your vehicle. Blown or broken headlights and taillights can lead to accidents, so replace all damaged or blown lights as soon as possible.
Change the Oil
Your vehicle’s oil plays an essential role in ensuring the engine stays well lubricated, so it’s important to always have an appropriate amount of clean oil. Spring is the perfect time to schedule an oil change and to make sure all fluids, such as the transmission fluid, is clean and topped off. Keep in mind that changing and/or filling all the fluids your vehicle uses, including brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer solvent is an inexpensive and easy way to ensure your vehicle is operating at its best to keep you safe while on the road.
Wash and Wax
Giving your vehicle a good thorough cleaning is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your vehicle is spring ready. The winter weather can cause a lot of debris and road grime; all of which can be on your vehicle. Giving your vehicle a thorough cleaning will not only help to remove the grime that can damage the paint and undercarriage, but it will give you the opportunity to identify any damages that may have been hiding under the dirt, sludge, and debris.
After you’ve taken the steps to get your vehicle ready for spring, it’s also the perfect time to review your auto insurance policy to make sure everything is up-to-date. One of the best reasons to review your auto policy is that it’s the perfect time to check for any new discounts you may now qualify for.
Residents of Burlington, NC who are interested in reviewing their current policy or updating their automobile insurance policy should contact Don Allred Insurance.