Nice time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance.

December 25th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet No comments
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Nice time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance.




Nice time for Spring Maintenance.

It??s that time of year again, spring. Your is ready to be treated well after a long, hard winter and you will need to make sure that a full spring maintenance is done to keep your car or truck in perfect operating order. Let??s take a look at some of the most important factors in the spring maintenance.

Exterior Spring Maintenance

Wiper blades. These are an important part of maintenance. You??ll want to replace old blades or clean newer ones that have gone through the rigors of winter. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months anyway, so doing it during your spring clean up is perfect timing.

Washing. The salt that is used to melt ice on roads can be very damaging to your car, so now that spring is here, give it a thorough washing from top to bottom. Make sure you rinse the undercarriage as well, since this is where a lot of rust happens without you noticing.

Waxing. This is the perfect time to wax your so it will last for a while and be easier to clean next time. You should also repair any chips in the paint at this time.

Tires. Check your tire pressure and top up if needed. Keeping your tires at optimum pressure will save you hundreds of dollars in gas and tire wear, so this should be a regular thing, not just for spring maintenance.

Engine Maintenance

Oil. You should change your oil every 3 to 4 months, so an easy way to remember that is to simply change with the change of seasons. Your spring maintenance is the ideal time to do this.

Tune up. Get a tune up now, to make sure that your is in great condition for summer driving, when most longer trips are taken. This will allow you to travel safely to weddings or on vacation.

Fluid levels. A quick check of all fluid levels is a good idea at this point, too. Make sure everything is topped up so your engine will be running at top efficiency and you won?? have to deal with problems in this area later on.

Other Maintenance

Interior. Now that the weather is warmer, you??ll be able to get out the vacuum and get rid of the clutter and garbage that built up over the winter! Clean out your car??s interior and vacuum for a nicer driving atmosphere.

Brakes. A break check should be done every spring to ensure that they are in perfect working order. You may not even realize that your brakes aren’ working properly, since we tend to get used to them as time goes on. This can end up being very dangerous, so get them checked before you head into spring.

Other systems. Your spring maintenance checkup is a good time to review all other areas of your , replace broken lights and repair any other problems that you have been leaving until warmer weather.

A spring maintenance is the ideal way to ensure that your is ready to drive and is safe to do so for the spring and summer months. This includes checking out the main systems, fixing up your car and removing the winter salt and grime that can be damaging, as well as replacing parts like the windshield wipers for better visibility. Its an important part of car upkeep. You should also do a winter maintenance session to ensure that your is ready for winter, six months or so from now.

Originally posted 2008-12-26 00:20:05. Go Home page

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Reusing Your Old Auto Parts

December 25th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 274 comments
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Reusing Your Old Auto Parts




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Have you ever had an automobile die on you? Perhaps you have had an old automobile that you own just quit running for some reason or another and you may have been a little worried at how you will be able to afford your next car or get to the next morning. There are definitely a whole plethora of issues that arise from the situation of a spontaneously non-working car, but you may be surprised to out that the inside the non-running car may actually be able to help you. Indeed, there are many ways in which one can reuse their old , and here are some of the ways to go about doing so:

New

If your car has just died and you were forced to buy another used car that may or may not be running then you are absolutely able to reuse the old that you have from your old car into this new used car that was . For example, if the new used car that was only has a bad alternator, but the alternator in the non-running car was in perfect condition then there could easily be an exchange of auto parts between the two cars. Of course, this goes for any other scenario in which you may need your old auto parts for the current automobile that you have.

In , keeping your old may be the thing that one can do just in case something were to happen to the current car that they have. Automobiles quit running for various reasons all the time, but having old as backup ammunition is a good way to stay safe and protected!

Giving Them Away

Another way that one can reuse their old is by giving them away to someone else who can easily use them. For example, assuming that a car just broke down and the car’s owner then went out and a brand new automobile then are that the brand new automobile will not need any spare just in case it breaks down. If this is the case, there will always be individuals and handymen and women who will always be gracious to receive the old . Furthermore, you may be able to let the go at an auto repair shop. Repair shops definitely do have a need for these types of things. All in all, though, giving away your is definitely a smart thing to do.

Another reason that you should continue to reuse your old , though, is because it is so much better for the environment to deal with. Consider and think about that when you drop your at a recycling

Originally posted 2009-12-06 23:13:31. Go Home page

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