A properly cared for car can provide you with years of reliable performance. With spring weather approaching, now is the time to get out and take care of your vehicle. Consider following these five springtime maintenance tips for your used car to make sure it is ready for you to take out on the road!

Wash and Wax Your Car

Winter roads can be rough on your car. The buildup of dirt, oils, and even salt can not only make your vehicle look bad, but can actually cause harm to the paint and even the frame of the vehicle. Most people don’t wash their cars nearly enough during the winter, so springtime is the perfect opportunity to get back into the habit.

Replace Your Wiper Blades

Your windshield wipers are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Replacing them once per year is a good way to make sure that they are always functioning properly. With spring rains, now is a great time to replace your wiper blades so you can see perfectly when out on the wet roads.

Adjust Tire Pressure

The changes in temperature can impact your tire pressure. In addition, some people like to lower their tire pressure slightly in the winter. Either way, springtime is the perfect time to check your tire pressure and make sure that they are inflated to the recommended levels.

Check and Recharge the Air Conditioning

Hot temperatures are just around the corner, and the last thing you want to do on the first hot day is turn on your AC to feel hot air blowing. Having your air conditioning system checked and recharged will ensure you can drive in comfort all summer long.

Check the Engine Coolant

While engine coolant is always critical, it is most important as the temperatures are going up. Checking your engine coolant levels, and topping them off if necessary, is essential. If it has been a while, you can even have your system flushed and refilled to optimize performance.

Matthews Motors of Wilmington is Here for You

We not only offer spring car maintenance, but we also have a wide selection of used cars for sale in Wilmington, NC. Our sales staff are here to assist you if you have any questions, issues, or need to schedule a service appointment.