Spring Cleaning Round-Up

March 17th, 2022 by

Spring is a time for renewal and cleansing, a time each year when we are moved to tackle spring cleaning projects as we mark the end of a long, gloomy, cold winter.

It does not matter if you live in a mild climate or if you spent the winter in bitter cold, snow, and ice. Your vehicle needs the same spring-cleaning attention you give your home and wardrobe. Those harsh winter months can take a toll on your vehicle’s interior and exterior, so dedicate some time to get it in shape for the warmer months.

The professionals at Cumming Chevrolet can help handle all of your spring cleaning needs for your car, truck, or SUV. From factory-approved parts to certified service experts who can handle all of your maintenance and repair needs, visit Cumming Chevrolet to make sure your vehicle is in top working condition for the warmer months.

Here are some spring-cleaning tips for your car, truck, or SUV.

Check your tires

Your vehicle’s tires take a lot of wear and tear, so it is important to make sure they are in good shape for spring. Take time to check how well your tires fared after those harsh winter months. In snowy climates, salt, road chemicals, and other ingredients can weaken roadways, leaving potholes and damage that your tires must navigate. In between seasons, you can check your tire tread depth to determine if they need to be replaced.

You can also bring your vehicle to Cumming Chevrolet to have your tires inspected. The service professionals can rotate your tires, check their tread depth, and help you find the right tires to replace those worn ones on your vehicle. You also need to replace any special winter tires you may use with all-season tires for the warmer months. Your Cumming Chevrolet service center can offer expertise in tire care.

Check your vehicle’s ventilation system

Your vehicle’s ventilation worked overtime in those winter months, keeping the temperature warm and cleaning outside air before it circulates in your interior. You should make sure that the ventilation system is ready for the spring by having your air conditioning inspected. Make sure the air conditioning and all of its components are ready for the warm months ahead.

Schedule an appointment with Cumming Chevrolet’s service department to check your air conditioning. It is also a good time before spring to replace your vehicle’s cabin air filter, which helps reduce the amount of dirt, pollen, and other matter in your vehicle’s interior.

Check your vehicle’s fluids

The harsh, cold temperatures of the winter months make your vehicle work harder. That is why it is important in the spring to check all of your vehicle’s fluids and to replace those fluids like oil that are so critical to the operation of your car, truck, or SUV.

You can schedule an appointment at Cumming Chevrolet for an oil change, and to check your fluids in your radiator, wiper container, brakes, and transmission. Your service professional will advise you whether those fluids need to be topped off or replaced. Keep an eye out for any warning lights that may appear on your dashboard. If any of those are lit, you should have a service technician check for any problems.

Replace your vehicle’s wiper blades

Your windshield wiper blades work hard during the winter months. From helping to remove snow and ice, to the harsh cold temperatures turning the rubber brittle, it is a good idea to replace those wiper blades in the spring. The stormy, wet spring months can produce some heavy rain that can be difficult to navigate with old wiper blades. A new set of blades can ensure that you can see well out of your windshield in even the heaviest rains.

A new set of wiper blades is critical to your vehicle’s smooth and safe operation. Check with the professionals at Cumming Chevrolet to find the wiper blades that are right for your car, truck, or SUV.

Clean your vehicle’s exterior

The snow, ice, and chemicals used on roadways to clear them can damage your vehicle’s exterior. Make sure your car, truck, or SUV receives a thorough washing to remove that nasty film and buildup that accumulates each winter. It is also important to make sure your vehicle’s under-carriage is thoroughly cleaned. This area often receives heavy buildup during the winter that can lead to corrosion if not removed properly.

Your vehicle exterior can be washed thoroughly and then a wax applied to help protect your vehicle’s paint during the stormy spring weather.

Clean your vehicle’s interior

Just as your vehicle’s exterior receives harsh treatment during the cold winter months, your interior also deals with its share of grime, dirt, and buildup. The snow, ice, salt, and other grime make their way into the inside of your car, so you should spend some time having the inside cleaned in the spring.

The carpet and mats in your car, truck or SUV need thorough cleaning because they receive the bulk of the buildup from outside elements. This is one way to reduce any threat of rusting from the interior when your remove dirt and grime that can take their toll on a vehicle.

You can take your car to a detail shop or car wash for the tough stains inside. Some services offer a steam clean option that can remove even the toughest buildup. You can also ask for special cleaning and protectant applied to your vehicle seats that will help preserve them.

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