Top 5 Spring Car Care Tips and Tricks
Spring is in the air in the Bangor area – we hope. When the snow clears, it is time to hit the road on your next family adventure and it is important to keep up with regular automotive maintenance. Ensure that your 2019 Toyota RAV4 stays in peak condition with these top 5 spring car care tips and tricks from the Downeast Toyota Service Department.
1. Wash and Wax Your Toyota
After a long winter of day-to-day travel, the dirt, salt and road grime will build up on your Toyota RAV4. To avoid rust or damage to the finish of your vehicle suffered at the hands of road salt, it is important to give your vehicle a wash and wax to remove the dirt and grime and protect the finish.
2. Clean the Inside of Your Toyota
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, spring is the perfect time to clean out the interior of your Toyota RAV4. Clean out all of the garbage that has made your vehicle home over the winter and make sure to vacuum and clean the carpets or floor mats to remove any salt.
3. Check the Tire Pressure on Your Toyota
When spring arrives in Maine, it is important to check your tire pressure. An uptick in temperature can lead to higher tire pressure numbers that can have a negative impact on tire wear, performance and fuel economy. Double check your tire pressure before your first family adventure this spring!
4. Check the Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Toyota
With the arrival of spring, you can expect to see a lot of rain – April showers, bring May flowers – as they say. When it starts to rain, it is important to your safety that you have high-quality windshield wipers on your vehicle. Make sure to check for bad wear and cracking on your wiper blades this spring.
5. Check Oil and Fluids on Your Toyota
When you practice regular maintenance, it is important to check under the hood of your Toyota RAV4. This spring when the weather warms up, take a look under the hood to check your oil, windshield washer fluid, engine coolant and engine belts to make sure fluids are topped off and belts are in good shape.
With spring right around the corner, it is time for some automotive spring cleaning and this list of top 5 spring car care tips and tricks provided by Downeast Toyota will help get you started. Schedule a service appointment with the Downeast Toyota Service Department today to take care of your spring auto maintenance!