Winter is finally waning which means that spring is right around the corner! With warmer weather on the way, now is a great time to take care of any recommended or necessary maintenance. Here are a few helpful spring car care tips from us here at Hilton Head Automotive.
- Replace the Windshield Wipers – Odds are you used your windshield wipers quite often during winter, depending on where you live. Spring tends to bring heavy rains and that’s not good for cars with old wipers. Now is a great time to change your old wipers for a new set. Windshield wipers are pretty inexpensive and quick to change. Consult your owner’s manual for information regarding how to install new windshield wipers on your specific make and model.
- Get an Oil Change – Getting an oil change following the wrath of winter is a necessity for any car. Winter can cause oil to thicken and fail to provide enough viscosity in warm weather. Protect your engine by getting an oil change before spring finally arrives with a warm greeting!
- Check the Battery – Cold weather can put a strain on your battery by requiring more current to start a car. That stress isn’t good and the last thing any driver wants is to start off spring with a dead battery. Check the connections and examine the battery for defects. If the battery is more than two or three years old, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a new one.