Spring Maintenance Tips from City Volkswagen of Highland
As winter turns to spring, is your car ready for some warmer weather? It’s time to get those snow tires off and make sure your vehicle is ready to keep you cool on hot days and handle some rainy conditions, too. Head to City Volkswagen of Highland to get expert service from certified, factory-trained Volkswagen pros near Hammond, Gary, and Merrillville, IN!Here are 5 things to consider when preparing your vehicle for spring.
Get A Detailed Tire Inspection: Many people choose to run snow tires in winter and all-season tires in the summer for the best performance. After the spring snows, it’s time to schedule a visit to have your tires swapped out and inspected. Snow tires wear out faster than all-weather tires on hot, dry asphalt and they may not be as effective when driving on wet roads in rain. Make both sets of tires last longer by getting them swapped out regularly. We’ll also measure the remaining tread on your tires and recommend replacing them if they’ve become worn.
Have Your Car Battery Tested & Replaced If Needed:Did you know cold temperatures can be hard on your vehicle’s battery? After winter, it’s a good idea to have a battery health test performed on your car. If the battery is still able to hold a strong charge, you should be good for the next season or two. Or, if the battery is on its last legs, we’ll recommend a replacement battery so you don’t get stranded and continue to enjoy reliable performance and a strong start every time you turn the key.
Check Your Wiper Blades: After a harsh winter, the rubber blade inserts on your wiper blades may have become brittle and cracked. What was sufficient for clearing fluffy, spring snow may not be able to adequately clear your windshield in the rain. We’ll check and replace your wiper blades if necessary to preserve visibility in poor weather conditions.
Check Your A/C System: If your air conditioning system isn’t performing its best, you might be miserable on the first warm days of the year. You may need a simple A/C system recharge service, part of routine maintenance for your vehicle’s climate control system. For best results, have this service performed by the experts. In our state-of-the-art service center, we’ve got all the right tools and equipment for the job.
Get A Detailing Service: After winter, your car might not be looking its best. Road salt, snow and mud can take a toll on your vehicle’s finish, and muddy footprints on the floor mats can leave your car feeling dirty. While your car is in the shop, we can provide a meticulous detail cleaning service, so your vehicle looks and feels new again inside and out.
Choose City Volkswagen of Highland for Certified Volkswagen Service in Highland, IN
Only an authorized VW service center like ours at City Volkswagen of Highland has the right tools, genuine OEM Volkswagen parts and factory-trained service technicians to provide the highest quality service for your car. Make an appointment right here on our site and get the service you need to keep your vehicle looking, running and driving its very best all year long.