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How to Maintain Your Car All Year Round

2 Nov , 2016  

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Changing seasons demand different things when it comes to maintaining your car. You need to make sure that you get it right every time if you are going to keep your car in the best possible condition.

Below, you will find detailed information on what you should do to protect your car in each of the four seasons. 

 

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Autumn

Your main task during the autumn months will be to prepare your car for the winter that’s on its way. To do this, you should first make sure that the battery is fully charged.

You can also change the oil that you have in the car to a synthetic option. This kind of oil copes much better when the temperature is low – although many oil types are now fully synthetic anyway.

Finally, refill the antifreeze.

 

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Winter

Thanks to the prep work that you put in during the autumn, you should be able to ensure that your car is ready for winter…that doesn’t mean that your work is done though.

As soon as the winter weather starts to strike and the temperature drops, you should swap tyres. Having winter shoes on will make sure that you can stay in control during those harsh conditions.

Whether it’s icy or there’s a layer of snow, your car will be able to cope.

 

Spring

Spring time is where you have to up your game! This is when many people choose to dump their old car and buy a new one. Between those harsh conditions of summer and winter it’s definitely the best time of the year to do this.

You’ll then have the time to settle into your new car before summer strikes. If you do decide to do that, dealers like Spire Automotive might be able to help.

But if you don’t replace your old car, give it a spring clean, it’s a good time to vacuum the inside and take care of any upgrades or fixes that need your attention.

 

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Summer

Summer can be the busiest time of the year for your car. This is when many drivers take their cars on long journeys, nice weather, dry roads and a twisty B road, perfect!

Your car needs to be prepared for all this action. Ensure that the radiator isn’t leaking. This is a common summer issue with the hotter temperatures, and if you ignore it, it will lead to bigger problems. You don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road in heat.

Making sure that your engine is kept cool is key, so clean or replace the air filters. And think about getting the air con regassed to keen you nice and chilled during those summer months.

 

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