Get Your Car Ready For Spring

The harsh Canadian winters can really leave their mark on a car and it's important that as the weather warms, you give your vehicle some care and attention to ensure it's in top driving condition. Here are seven steps to help your car recover from winter and get it ready for spring.

Undercarriage Care:
Depending on where you live, your car has likely been exposed to salt, sand
            and other grime that can accumulate underneath your car and even cause erosion. Go to a car wash that does
            a thorough undercarriage wash, or use a garden hose with as much pressure as possible to get rid of all of
            those lovely winter leftovers.


Sparkling Clean: Giving your car a full interior/exterior cleaning is a nice way to mark every season
           change, but it's especially important in the spring considering the mess that winter brings. Get any residue away
           from your paint job and give your car a good wax. Clean those floor mats and empty out any extra brushes or
           winter necessities from your trunk - 'tis the season to start-a-new!


Swap Your Winter Tires: Many Canadians live in a climate that make winter tires a safety necessity
           when the temperature drops. Once the mercury climbs above 7°C (and starts to stay there!) it's time to switch
           back to your all-season or performance tires.


Brake Check: Road salt can impact the condition of your brakes. Salt can corrode metal and your brake
           pads rely on clean, properly lubricated metal frames to work properly. Save a step and get this checked while
           your car is already elevated having its tires changed.


Stay Aligned: Potholes are one of the unfortunate elements of winter driving and they can certainly take
           their toll on your car. Have your alignment checked in the spring, and if you kept your all-season or all-weather
           tires on over the winter, consider having them rotated as well.


Pressure Check: Checking your tire pressure is something many people do all year round, but because
           your tires lose about one pound per square inch for every 6°C drop in temperature, it's especially important to
           check your pressure throughout the winter and as you get your car ready for the warmer months.


Blades: Your windshield wipers get a real workout keeping your view clear of snow and sleet over the winter,
           so replacing them every spring (and fall) is a small investment in making sure you have unobstructed views of
           the road.

Make an Inquiry

I consent to receive electronic messages from Autoland on Yonge containing sales promotions, product offers, special events and other information relating to their products and services. I understand that I may withdraw consent at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact Us for more details.