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TFG Home & Auto

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

Summer weather has finally arrived, and that means it’s a good time to check up on your car. The harsh east coast winters can take a toll on our vehicles and a little post-snow maintenance can go a long way. Read on to learn how to get your car ready for summer!

Give It a Serious Wash

Salt and dirt build up is a common occurrence in cars during the cold winter months. This causes corrosion, damaging the structure of your car as well as the finish. A serious wash and some scrubbing will get your vehicle looking sharp for these sunnier months, while increasing the longevity of your car. It’s a win/win!

Washing Car

Replace Winter Tires

Winter tires improve traction and control in harsh weather conditions, but they aren’t necessary in the summer months. Actually, they provide less stability in the summer months because of the large tread patterns they use. Switching to summer tires will let you maximize your car’s gas mileage and improve your driving experience overall.

tire replacement

Refill Windshield Wiper Fluid

Drivers in cold areas tend to use a lot of windshield wiper fluid in the winter. Now that the weather is getting nicer, make sure to refill your wiper fluid! It may seem like an afterthought, but chances are your wiper fluid levels are lower than you think.

Windshield Wiper Fluid

Change Your Wiper Blades

Snow and ice tend to put stress on windshield wiper blades. A lot of abrasion is created and the rubber on your blades can wear away over time. It is good practice to start every summer with a fresh set of wiper blades.

wiper blades

Test Your AC

It is always smart to test your AC system before the heat really picks up. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a hot car with no way to cool down! Complications with air conditioning systems are common, so make sure yours is up and running before it’s too late.

Car AC

Schedule a Pre-Summer Tune Up

Scheduling a pre-summer tune up is your best bet when it comes to getting your car ready for summer. A trusted mechanic can pretty much handle all of these steps for you and get a better idea of your car’s specific needs.

If you follow these steps, your vehicle will be all set for summer! Most importantly, make sure your car insurance is up to date. With such a wide variety of policy options available, you deserve coverage that is tailored to your needs. At TFG Home & Auto, we shop over 25 insurance companies to get you the right coverage at the best rate. Click here to fill out a complimentary policy review form or call us at (855)-834-2886 to set up an appointment.