Spring Auto Care Tips

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It’s been a long and cold winter across the country — even here in Georgia — and that means you probably didn’t care as much for your vehicle as you would in warmer months. With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to prepare your vehicle for all of the road trips and adventures spring has in store.

Wash the Exterior

Ice, mud, salt and snow can do a lot of damage on your vehicle’s exterior. Now that it’s getting warmer, you’ll need to thoroughly hand wash your vehicle to clear away all of the winter time road grime. To maintain your vehicle’s rust-free exterior, hand wash it every two to three weeks.

Detail the Interior

All of the salt and mud that’s affecting the exterior of your vehicle was probably dragged inside on the bottom of your shoes. Use a stiff brush on your mats and soft interior fabrics (not leather) to bring those dirt particles to the surface, then vacuum them away.

Change the Oil

Winter makes us all a little lethargic, and that means even some of the smallest maintenance chores go unfinished. Bring your vehicle by SouthTowne Motors for an oil change and tune up this spring to help keep your engine clean and properly lubricated. Keeping what’s under the hood of your vehicle in top condition is far more important than the outside, so be sure to change your oil roughly every 3,000 miles.

Check Your Wiper Blades

The cold winter elements can do a number on your wiper blades, and when you try to use them in the spring rain, you may notice they’ve gotten brittle over the past few month. This low-cost finish to your vehicle’s exterior is a small touch that can help you get where you’re going safely.

Bring Your Vehicle by SouthTowne Motors

Here at SouthTowne Motors, your local Atlanta car dealership, we offer all of the services you need to keep your Atlanta car in top shape and have it shining like new this spring. And if you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, come browse our lot six days-a-week and we’ll ensure you drive away in the affordable, reliable and stylish car of your dreams.

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