10 ways to get your car ready for spring and summer from Ayman's blog

Car Wash

Winter`s tale is ended — and so it`s time to take stock of the damage done to your car by months of snow, ice, sleet, road salt, cold, and all the many travesties of the season departed.

Modern cars are engineered to take some serious abuse, so unless your vehicle remained buried under a snowbank, you shouldn`t have to do too much. 

But you will have to do a few things. Here are ten that are worth it: 

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1. WASH your car!

You should have done this a few times during the winter months anyway, but now it`s imperative, to remove road salt, grit, and grime — all stuff that will damage your car`s finish over the long haul.

I often recommend paying a little extra — 100 — this time to year to have you vehicle detailed. That means getting it deep cleaned, inside and out. It`s great — you`ll feel like you have a new car.

At the least, however, you should get it washed and waxed, or do it yourself, taking additional time to make sure the lower section of the vehicle is especially clean,

2. CHANGE your wiper blades!

Winter kills wiper blades. But they still have to work when spring rains arrive.

A new set will cost you about 40. They`re easy to install yourself, but you can always stop into most full-service gas-stations and have new wipers put on.

3. CHECK you wiper fluid level.

Everybody uses more wiper fluid in winter than in spring and summer.

You can actually fill the reservoir with plain old water, but the blue stuff that you buy at the auto parts store will do a better job of keeping your windshield clean.

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