How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

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The long winter months can take a toll on your car, truck, or SUV, so when spring rolls around, it’s a good idea to take some steps to de-winterize your car. The professionals in the Service Centre at MacPhee Ford have put together this list of tips on how to get your car ready for spring. From spring cleaning your car to making sure your battery and wiper blades are in good condition, these tips will help make sure that your vehicle is looking good and running in top condition on Halifax-area roads this spring.

1. Get Your Car Washed

Freezing temperatures and all that road salt can have your car looking pretty ragged. As the spring temperatures start to warm up, you should take your vehicle to our car detailing professionals to get all of the grime and potentially damaging salt out of the nooks and crannies of your vehicle. If you decide to do the spring cleaning of your car yourself, make sure to add baking soda to the water. This will help to break down stubborn salt deposits.

2. Check Your Tires

Since snow and ice are especially hard on car tires, you should check your tire tread for signs of excessive wear. You may be due for a tire rotation, which will ensure that they wear evenly. Also, check to make sure that your tires are carrying the right amount of pressure. Your owner’s manual should have the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. Do you have winter tires on your car? If so, it’s time to swap them out for summer tires. The technicians in our Tire Centre can help.

3. Replace Wiper Blades and Fluids

Rain, snow, and ice will punish your windshield wipers. If your wipers are leaving streaks, you’ll want to get them replaced. The good thing is that wiper blades are inexpensive, and you can pick up the right set for your car at our Parts Centre in Dartmouth. You’ll also want to check your windshield wiper fluid and refill the reservoir if needed.

4. Check Your Car Battery

Car batteries can be adversely affected by the freezing temperatures we get in the Sackville area. After every winter, it’s important to have battery power levels checked. Bring your car into our Service Drive Through, and have our certified service techs inspect your battery.

5. Change Your Oil

After the harsh winter, it’s quite possible that the motor oil has deteriorated, so spring is the ideal time to have your car’s oil changed. With Express Service at MacPhee Ford, we’ll change the oil, replace the oil filter, check the level of the other fluids in your vehicle, and get you safely back on the Bedford roads with as little down time as possible.

Prepare Your Car for Spring with MacPhee Ford!

Whether it is spring cleaning your car or getting it ready for winter driving, the experts at MacPhee Ford are here to help. Take advantage of our service specials to get discounts on everything from oil changes to brake replacement. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team if you have any questions.

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