3 of the Best Car Cleaning Tasks for Spring

Top Spring Maintenance Tasks

Did you know that cleaning your car or truck is a simple maintenance task that keeps your vehicle in great shape, saving you time and money down the line? A good cleaning can remove about 70% to 90% of the plugged ash in your truck’s DPF. Here are the best 3 tasks you should be doing regularly, especially in spring. 

Refilling/replacing your fluids.

See that you keep your car in good condition by checking and changing the fluids regularly. Check your engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluids as needed. Serious issues can come out of failure to refill or replace fluids as stated in your vehicle’s manual. Fluids in your car can get dirty and sludge-like. The build-up causes the vehicle to have to work harder to run. 

Get new windshield wipers.

To be able to drive safely, your windshield should be kept clean and clear so you can see properly. Consider not only cleaning but replacing your windshield wipers. Dirt and debris can accumulate on the car’s windshield which can hinder the ability to see. Remove this buildup with the use of a glass cleaner and paper towels. Replace old and ripped windshield wipers. It’s a low-cost and easy task that can make a big difference when you’re on the road.

Keep your engine clean.

Because not all of us can be automotive engineers, or are tech-savvy about cars, you should still keep the exterior of your engine clean and in good condition. While many people focus on keeping the outside of their vehicle looking good, the condition of the exterior of the engine is important, too. Debris like grease and dirt can buildup and can do damage to the engine if not taken care of. So invest in a good cleaner and give your engine a gentle but thorough cleaning.

Even if you have little to no experience in car maintenance, all of the above tasks can be done quickly and easily. So if you have been slacking on your car maintenance, consider completing these tasks to keep your vehicle in good shape.


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While you might be able to accomplish these three simple tasks, Greenwood Collision says we can always lend you a hand in keeping your car in optimal running condition.