How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

As we exit the cold season, many people look forward to clear skies, warm weather and the blooming of flowers. But while you may be ready for spring, the same might not be true about your car. As you get ready for a change of season, you should be preparing your vehicle accordingly. Here are five ways you can prepare your vehicle for spring:

  • Treat Your Vehicle to A Full Clean Out
    This should be the first order of business. While it's all well and good to have an immaculate interior, the real work should be done on the undercarriage, where road debris has the potential to gather. If you deem it necessary to tackle your vehicle's interior, focus on the floor and mats – that’s where mud and rainwater may accumulate. If you want to go the extra mile, buy a vehicle perfume bottle to fill your car with the scent of spring. 
  • Check Your Tyres
    Driving through winter elements can take a toll on your tyres. Before you take your wheels out for their first spring spin, make sure your tyres are aligned and rotated. While you're at it, have a look at your tyres' tread and make sure your tyres are not worn out. If need be, buy new tyres fit for a spring drive. 
  • Inspect Your Wiper Blades
    Your wipers do a whole lot more during the rainy season than any other time of the year. If the arrival of spring is on the horizon, and this means summer rains are around the corner, it's in your best interests to change your wiper blades. New wiper blades are crucial for improving your visibility and reduce the likelihood of an accident. 
  • Replace Your Vehicle's Fluids
    While it will do you good to check your coolant and steering fluids, you should pay particular attention to your windscreen wiper fluid. Because your wipers do a lot of work in the rain, there's a good chance you may run out of wiper fluid. Also make sure you check your brake fluid. Brake fluid helps move parts of your braking system. Without it, you have to place more pressure on your pedal to stop your car. This is why it's essential to make sure your car vehicle has a steady supply of this fluid. 
  • Look Under the Bonnet
    Pop open your bonnet and have a look at whether your battery needs cleaning. While you're at it, check if the belts, hoses and filters are still in working condition. Your air filter needs to be in optimum condition so that your air conditioning works properly. After all, you're expecting spring to turn up the temperature, so you need to be ready. 

The best thing you can do for your car is to make sure it has comprehensive car insurance . A quick inspection will prevent prevent any easy-to-fix issues from doing any harm, while insurance will make sure you're covered for any unexpected physical damage. If you're not insured yet, browse through online insurance quotes for the best insurance for your budget and peace of mind that's only matched by the fresh breeze and heaps of sunshine of a warm spring day. 

Alternatively, try uploading your current policy schedule to MiWay’s MiSwitch platform in order to get a comparative insurance quote – quickly and easily!

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