Spring Maintenance Tips to Get Your Volkswagen Set for Summer

Spring is in swing and summer is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get your ride road trip ready. You spring clean your home in preparation for the summer, so why not do the same for your car. Whether you’re headed across country or just across town, here are some spring car maintenance items to help you enjoy a more comfortable and satisfying journey behind the wheel.

  • Change windshield wipers: Wintertime can be extra tough on wipers, and you need them at peak performance to handle the increased precipitation.

  • Tires: Be sure to inspect your tires for appropriate tread depths and pressure. And, if you use snow tires in the winter, they should already be off your vehicle. Winter tires are not made for summer temps, and can wear away more quickly on the hot asphalt.

  • Wash and Wax: Winter driving subjects your car to tons of dirty salt and slush, and spring is the perfect time to give it back its original shine.

  • Clean the Interior: Having a clean interior can make a big difference when it comes to enjoying your time in the driver seat. A good vacuum, and wipe down of the dash and center console will make your vehicle feel more inviting.

  • Check fluids and filters: You know how important oil, brake, and transmission fluids are to your vehicle’s operation, but did you know that a dirty air filter can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10-percent?*

  • Check battery life: Car batteries last a long time, so they're easy to forget about. Getting a battery-life reading is a great way to ensure a dead battery doesn’t sneak up on you at a bad time.

If have any questions about suggested maintenance items, or would like assistance getting your car summer ready, contact our service center at Sunset Volkswagen in Steubenville. Our expert technicians will be happy to help.

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