A new year is quickly approaching, and with it an opportunity for a fresh start in all aspects of life. This time around, commit to these car care New Year’s resolutions from Gossett VW Germantown and feel better than ever before about your car.
Schedule seasonal tune-ups
Regular tune-ups might seem costly and time-consuming, but they’ll save you both time and money down the road. Your technician can spot potential problems and fix them before they turn into costly major repairs later on.
Keep it clean
Let’s be honest: a clean car just feels better to drive. This year, resolve to take care of any spills or messes as they come up. It’s easy to sweep things under the floor mats, but neglecting your cars interior can worsen your experience and potential harm your vehicles upholstery, lowering its resale value.
Monitor Tire Pressure
Driving with improperly inflated tires puts extra strain on many areas of your vehicle. Keeping an eye on your tire pressure throughout the year is extremely simple and will keep your car on the road longer.
When deciding what to focus on this year, don’t forget how important you car is. If you take care of it, you can count on it taking care of you for years to come.
Gearing up for summer vacations and road trips is one thing, but properly caring for your car all the time is quite another, so here are a few simple summer car care tips from us here at Gossett VW Germantown.
Spring brought heavy rains, so depending on where you live odds are your windshield wipers were put through their paces in April and May. Worn wipers are a cause for concern, especially if you live in a wet climate. Consider buying a replacement set before thunderstorms arrive. A new set of windshield wipers is both cheap and easy to install at home.
Clean Inside and Out
It pays to keep your car clean both inside and out all year ’round. The hot summer weather can cause grime to melt and stick to upholstery, a problem that no driver wants to deal with. So, clear out any leftover fast food wrappers and other debris, then sweep out the interior and take care of the seats as best you can.
Once the interior is taken care of, wash and wax your car thoroughly to properly prepare it for summer.
Keeping your car cool under the summer sun isn’t easy. Fortunately, sunshades are relatively cheap and take just a few seconds to set up prior to leaving the vehicle. A simple sunshade can significantly lower the temperature inside the car!
Now that spring is here, it’s time to help your car shake off the effects of winter. Follow these spring car maintenance tips to keep it in tip top shape.
Get oil changes and tire rotations when the manual says to! The end of winter is a great time to clean your car up, remove any built-up salt and slush from the undercarriage, check your fluids, inflate your tires, and get new windshield wipers if it’s been more than six months. Winter is harsh, so give your car some TLC.
When it comes to car maintenance, you want to make sure you’re following the guidelines in your owner’s manual for oil changes, tire rotations, and so on. If you notice your car acting strangely, like having trouble starting, take it to a technician quickly so you can take care of it before the weather gets hotter. Heat can be just as rough on your car as cold!
Have your car inspected and check to make sure the battery is working and your belts are in good shape. Now is the time to get these things fixed, before the problems get worse!
If you need a spring inspection done to prepare your car for spring, bring it to Gossett VW of Germantown’s renowned service department.