April brings blossoming flowers, lengthening daylight, and the packing-up of cold-weather attire. Now that wintry weather is behind us, we can stop worrying about salt on the roads and snow on our hoods and begin looking forward to the rest of the year. Luckily, April 1st marks the beginning of National Car Care Month (and no, we’re not fooling you).
That means now is the best time to give your vehicle the attention it needs to guarantee smooth driving year round. Just follow the steps outlined in the guide below to save money and headaches on maintenance for your Genesis during the rest of the year.
Modern Genesis’ National Car Care Month Tips
Keep it clean
Keeping the interior of your car clean is an easy way to boost your esteem as a vehicle owner while also facilitating a better riding environment for your passengers. When it comes to exterior cleanliness, regular washing and waxing is essential to maintaining body and paint durability against corrosive materials (such as salt).
Get an oil change
If you do nothing else on this list, accomplishing this should be your number one priority during National Car Care Month. Getting your oil changed on a regular basis will help mitigate unnecessary wear-and-tear on your vehicle’s engine by keeping its moving parts lubricated, which helps prevent them from grinding against one another.
Inspect your brakes
During winter, driving on icy roads and in inclement weather requires us to be more liberal with our usage of our car’s brakes. Knowing this, look out for squeaking or grinding sounds when you press on the brakes. If you do, that’s a sign that it’s time to take your vehicle in for brake inspection.
Don’t delay on this, either. Neglecting to get your brakes replaced before they’re worn out can end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
Check on your tires
Faced with driving through snow, salted roads, and icy conditions, your tires can take a beating during the winter. Now that the frost is thawing, it’s a good time to make sure your tires aren’t beginning to wear out. First, check your tire pressure. Then, check your tread using the penny test.
Get Your Car Ready for Summer in Concord, NC
We want to help you make your Genesis as ready for the changing seasons as we can. Simply schedule an appointment at our Genesis Service Center to receive help from our professional service technicians.