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It’s Time to Spring into Action

Preparing Your Vehicle for Warmer Weather With Spring Car Care


As we say goodbye to winter’s chill and welcome spring’s warmer weather, it’s not only time to refresh our wardrobes, but our four-wheeled companions, too. Yes, it’s time to give your vehicle a seasonal reboot to ensure it’s ready to cruise through the sunny days ahead. Here are a few things to put on your check list for some spring car care.

Cooling System Check-Up

As the temperature rises, your vehicle’s cooling system becomes your best friend. Make sure your coolant levels are topped up and that there aren’t any leaks in the system. Know when your cooling system needs attention. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road with an overheated engine.


Keep it Cool Inside

On the subject of keeping things cool, test the air conditioning. You want  to make sure it’s blowing cold air like a champ. If it’s not blowing effectively or you notice a strange odor, it might be time for a recharge or some maintenance. Take a minute to learn more about common auto AC issues.


Emergency Kit Update

While we’re all about embracing the sunshine and good vibes, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Update your emergency kit with warm-weather essentials. This includes items like sunscreen, water, and a portable fan. You never know when you might need them. And, you’ll be so glad to have them if an emergency does happen.


Sunscreen for Your Ride

No, your car doesn’t need SPF 50, but it does need some protection from the blazing sun. Invest in a good car wax to shield your paint job from UV rays and keep it shining bright.


Replace Wiper Blades

Spring often brings rain showers and thunderstorms. So, it’s important to have reliable wiper blades to maintain visibility while driving. Inspect your wiper blades for signs of wear and tear. This includes cracks or streaking, and replace them if necessary. Also, consider using a rain-repellent windshield treatment for better visibility during wet weather.


Taking the time to prepare for the new season will help you feel more comfortable on the road and let you make the most of the warmer weather ahead. Houska Automotive can help get your vehicle ready. Contact us for an appointment.

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