Driving Your Ford From Winter into Spring

Finally! The end of the record breaking cold temperatures and mountains of snow is in sight. The arrival of spring means it’s now time to get your Ford ready for the new season and make sure you don’t have any trouble getting where you need to go.

The most important aspect of transitioning your Ford from winter to spring is cataloging any damage done to your vehicle during the winter months and getting it corrected. The toll snow, salt, ice, frozen mud, and sleet takes on a vehicle is mindboggling. Not only will undoing this damage extend the life of the car, it will also keep you safer while behind the wheel.

Driving Your Ford from Winter into Spring

Wash Your Car

The last thing you want to do is ignore the salt build-up on your car. The salt eats through the body of your car creating rust and making holes. Removing the salt from your Ford requires more than simply hosing down your vehicle. Take it to a car wash where it will be scrubbed from top to bottom and the undercarriage will get thoroughly cleaned. It might take two or three trips through the wash cycle to completely erase all the bits of winter grime from your Ford.

Update Safety Features

The springtime is the perfect period to evaluate the state of your windshield wipers, headlights, and taillights and consider whether or not you should go to the auto parts store and pick up some replacement models. More often than not, the windshield wipers will need to be replaced. Even if your headlights are in good shape, you should remove the plexiglass and give it a thorough cleaning, both inside and out.

This is also the time to inspect your tires. In addition to making sure that there is a safe amount of tread and that they’re not losing any air pressure, you need to take your Ford to Cavalier Ford and have the tire department rotate them. Rotating the tires extends their life while also reducing the chances of you experiencing a dangerous front tire blow out.

Annual Check

All cars need regular maintenance work done and the best time of the year to do that is the springtime. Getting things like the oil changed and the spark plugs replaced means that your Ford will be ready and able to take you wherever the wind blows you to now that the weather is nice and the roads are clear. You’ll never have to worry about getting stranded along the way. Even more importantly, the annual maintenance work the Cavalier Ford service department does virtually eliminates the odds of you even having to deal with any serious emergency repairs.

In addition to doing routine maintenance work, the service department will also thoroughly inspect your Ford and take note of damage sustained during the winter you wouldn’t otherwise know about.

When it comes to helping your Ford car or truck transition from winter to spring, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone more helpful than the Cavalier Ford Greenbrier Service Department at 1515 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320. They work fast and accurately, take the time to answer all of your questions, and only use the best quality parts.

The sooner you contact your Chesapeake Ford dealer and book an appointment with their service department, the sooner you’ll feel comfortable taking your Ford car or truck on long, springtime outings!

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