Spring Cleaning Tips and Maintenance for your Car

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Yates Buick GMC reminds Phoenix residents to consider their automobiles when cleaning out their homes.

Phoenix Auto Service

Phoenicians don’t have layers of salt and snow to scrape off their cars come spring time, but what they do have is a summer so hot, tires have been known to explode. Driving around in triple digit heat without air conditioning isn't just uncomfortable – it can be a health risk. Scheduling car maintenance in the spring can help prevent major car problems during the summer. The following is a checklist of recommended spring cleaning tips for your Arizona automobile.

  • Check fluid levels, especially the coolant. Coolant keeps the temperature in cars comfortable and without it, air conditioning does nothing more than blow hot air. Top off any fluid levels that are below the recommended levels.
  • Have filters changed and check for any other wear and tear that may have happened over the winter. Schedule auto service in Phoenix to have your oil changed or to check fluid levels before the summer months hit.
  • Check tire pressure. The extreme heat takes an extra toll on tires especially on the scorching hot pavement. Tires that are under or over-inflated can generate more heat than necessary which could cause a blowout.
  • Keep cars washed and waxed. Waxes are available with UV protection to help add an extra layer of protection to a car’s surface. It’s not always possible to park in the shade or in covered parking areas and the sun can wreak havoc on the exterior of vehicles.
  • Invest in a sunshade to place in the windshield. Any attempt to keep a car cooler while it sits in the sun will help protect the interior and make it easier to cool down once it is turned on. Park under trees or in shady areas if they are available.

For more spring cleaning and maintenance tips, Arizona residents are encouraged to contact Yates Buick GMC at http://www.yatesbuickgmc.com.

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