Spring is here! Don’t leave your car out of the mix as you change out your wardrobe and tidy up around the house. As we transition out of the colder months, it’s important to make sure that your car is in the right shape to take on the road trips, the rain and everything else that comes with the new season.
Relieve Winter Stress
Slick roads and colder temperatures can take a serious toll on some of your vehicle’s most important parts. As we slowly transition into Spring, make sure you have each of the following components checked for good measure.
- Tires: Cold weather is notoriously hard on your tire pressure. Even if your warning lights haven’t come on yet, it may be a good idea to have your tires checked to avoid a flat.
- Battery: Between the heater, the seat warmers and the fog lights, colder weather can take a heavy toll on your battery-life. Make sure to have your battery checked during your next service appointment.
- Windshield Wipers: The cold rain and ice that accompany Houston winters will put just about any set of wiper blades through the wringer! Given that rain and spring are all but inseparable, it’s a good idea to inspect and replace your blades if needed. If your blades are leaving streaks or producing a pronounced chattering sound, then it’s definitely time to have them looked at.
- Belts & Hoses: During the winter, your car is exposed to regularly fluctuating temperatures. While all you may feel is cold, your car’s engine is constantly switching between cold air when it’s off, and internal heat when it’s running. This can be especially hard on your car’s belts and hoses. Given that these components influence everything from power steering to engine temperature, you’ll want to make sure they’re in good shape before we fully move into Spring.
Make Your Car Spring Allergy-Proof
Unfortunately, pollen allergies are as much a part of spring as road trips and fresh flowers. Given how much time we all spend in our cars, its important to keep them comfortable, healthy spaces during allergy season, and it all starts with your car’s cabin air filter. The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air that comes into your car and through you’re a/c, and generally requires regular replacements just like any other air filter. If you can’t remember the last time you had your cabin air filter changed, you’ll want to have that done before allergy season is in full swing. To keep your car’s air healthy, a little bit of spring cleaning should also be thrown into the mix. In addition to removing all the trash and clutter, thoroughly vacuum your seats and floorboards to remove dust along with any excess moisture.
Refresh Your Ride
This spring, don’t let your car keep you from enjoying Spring. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your car looked at, contact Dillon’s Automotive to give you the service you need with a great attitude and at a great price. Every service from Dillon’s comes with Katy’s best automotive warranty with a 2 year/24,000 mile guarantee. No fine print, no hassle. Whatever your issue may be, the team at Dillon’s is here to get you where you need to be.