Spring Clean Your Car
While it hasnâ€™t been the harshest winter in terms of ice, gritters and snow, your car is likely to have picked up a layer of salt and grime underneath. Dust off the garden hose or take your vehicle to a car wash and remove all that potentially corrosive wintry residue. If necessary, applying rust-proof can also add an effective salt-busting shield.
Top Everything Up
Spring means Bank Holidays and with that long drives and even longer traffic jams. Itâ€™s difficult to think of a more stressful (or costly) way to end a road trip than waiting to be rescued from the hard shoulder; so make sure youâ€™re topped-up with oil, coolant and screen wash. It only takes a few moments and could save you an abundance of time and money in the long run. Also check your wiper blades for cracking and wear, the wiper itself could wear dramatically over the winter due to ice build up or other issues on your windshield. If you are in any doubt check the Ownerâ€™s Manual or search online.
Check for Tired Tyres
Winter driving can impair safety and performance by wreaking havoc with your tyres. Carefully check the condition of your tyres to make sure they are roadworthy and ensure the tread meets the legal minimum of 1.6mm. Youâ€™ll also get more miles per gallon and a longer life from your tyres if you top up with air. If you have taken advantage of a maintenance pack on your lease car or van, then you can have your tyres changed with like for like premium branded tyres when they reach 2mm of tread.
Spring Driving Safety
Spring is meteorologically the most disarrayed season of all, when you can expect everything from sunshine to snow all in one single day. Unexpected cloudbursts can flood roads in minutes, the sun is at a seasonal low and can be blinding and the roads are in poor repair after the harsh winter months, so drive carefully and expect the unexpected.
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