Spring Car Care Tips | Gainesville FL | Near Alachua, Starke, Ocala & Lake City

Spring Car Care Tips in Gainesville, FL

When spring comes around, there's a few things you should try to do to prepare your vehicle. While certain maintenance is more specific to spring, a lot of steps you should take deal more with moving on from winter. Here at Parks Hyundai of Hainesville, we want to help you stay on top of your vehicle's maintenance, so keep reading to learn more!

4 Types of Spring Car Care

Wash Your Car

Many car owners will wash their car in spring just because of the warmer weather. Even if you weren't planning on it, though, it's especially important that you do because of the effect winter weather, sludge and road salt has on your vehicle. It's an even better idea to consider getting it detailed entirely.

Change Your Wiper Blades

You'll need fresh blades to deal with the spring rain and pollen, but even if you replaced your blades just a few months ago, there's a chance you may need new ones. That's because rubber is more brittle when cold, meaning it cracks and breaks more easily. Additionally, when your blades drag across an ice-covered windshield, it can wear them down a great deal.

Look Out For Potholes

When water freezes, it expands. When it freezes on roads, it can cause massive cracks and, ultimately, potholes. If you've hit a pothole before, you know how jarring it can be. It's even harder on your car, though, and can potentially knock you out of alignment. That's why, during this time of year, you'll want to be mindful of potholes. You won't always be able to avoid them, though, because of oncoming traffic or narrow lanes, so it may be a good idea to bring your vehicle in for an alignment check before spring is over.

Switch Out Your Emergency Gear

Once spring and warmer weather comes around, you'll probably want to switch out that winter coat for some extra water bottles or bug spray. Some emergency gear is handy year-round, like flashlights and first aid, but you should also prepare for the unique challenges that come with each changing season.

If you have any questions about caring for your vehicle during the spring or need a service check-up to make sure everything is running properly, contact us or stop by Parks Hyundai of Gainesville at 3111 North Main St., Gainesville, FL 32609. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Gainesville, FL, and throughout Alachua, Starke, Ocala and Lake City.