Spring Car Care Tips in Draper, UT

At Karl Malone Toyota, we want to help our customers take the best possible care of their vehicle year-round. Depending on the season, your car may require specific types of maintenance. For the spring season, we've listed four areas of attention that your car may need. Whether you're helping your car recover from winter or get ready for warm weather, check out our tips to prepare your vehicle for spring below!

4 Types of Spring Car Care

Wash Your Car

Winter weather can take its toll on your vehicle, leaving sludge and road salt buildup. A thorough car wash following harsh winter months is more important for your car's well-being than you may think. Road salt may cause rust or other damage to your vehicle, so it's important that you clean it off as soon as possible. You might even consider getting your car detailed entirely.

Change Your Wiper Blades

Prepare for spring rain and pollen by making sure your wiper blades are in good shape. Even if you replaced your blades not too long ago, you may still need new ones. This is because the rubber on your wipers becomes brittle when cold, causing cracks and breakage. Dragging your wiper blades across an ice-covered windshield can also significantly wear them down.

Look Out For Potholes

Because water expands when it freezes, it may cause massive cracks and potholes when it freezes on the road. If you've ever hit a pothole, you know how jarring it can be. Potholes may knock your vehicle out of alignment, so you'll especially want to be mindful of potholes after winter. It may be impossible to avoid all of them, however, so it's a good idea to bring your vehicle in for an alignment check before spring is over.

Switch Out Your Emergency Gear

In preparation for warmer weather, you may want to trade your winter coat for extra supplies for the car, like water bottles or bug spray. Some emergency gear should be kept in your vehicle year-round, like flashlights and first aid, but you should also prepare for the unique challenges that come with warmer weather.

If you have further questions about preparing your vehicle for spring, or if you need a service checkup to make sure everything is running properly, contact us or stop by Karl Malone Toyota at 11453 S Lone Peak Pkwy Draper, UT 84020. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Draper, UT, and throughout Salt Lake City and Orem.