What Does De-winterizing a Car Mean?

We've officially made it to March, which means you've almost made it through the Michigan winter, and Spring is right around the corner. While the Spring isn't as harsh, a new change of season brings new challenges for all our vehicles. To withstand these obstacles, you may need to de-winterize your car.

What Does De-Winterizing Entail?

  • Check tire pressure - Your tires probably went through a lot of wear and tear on the roads this past winter. As the temperatures warm up, your tire pressure may also increase. To ensure you are driving with properly inflated tires, don't forget to check and adjust your tire's psi regularly.
  • Replace windshield wiper blades - As the precipitation shifts from snow to rain, you might want to reconsider getting new wiper blades so that you can see clearly. Don't forget to top off your wiper fluid, too, as you may see an increase in pollen, dust, bird poop, and other contaminants on your windshield. 
  • Get an oil change - If you want your car to stay reliable and last a long time, there's no question that you should check your oil as often as possible. It's always a good idea to get it changed on time, so your engine can be properly lubricated and run smoothly.
  • Rotate your tires - During your oil change, don't forget to have your tires rotated as well. Getting proper tire maintenance ensures your tires wear as evenly as possible, maximizing their lifespan.
  • Wash and wax - Last but not least, who doesn't appreciate a spring cleaning session? As the temperatures warm up, take the time to wash and wax your car thoroughly. Doing so will get rid of salt, residues, and other harmful chemicals that make their way into the crevices of your vehicle. The wax will act as a protective barrier to external damages. 

If you need assistance with de-winterizing your vehicle for the Spring, please bring your car to Mazur's Total Automotive. We look forward to hearing from you!