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Spring Car Care Tips and Service at Serra Traverse City

Spring is such a beautiful season in Northern Michigan, and especially the Cherry Capital. While the cherry blossoms bloom and the temperatures get warmer, we experience lots of wet weather and need to complete many Spring cleaning tasks to get rid of Winter's remains. After all that's happened in the past few months, we want to help you feel refreshed and ready to go for the beautiful and warm months ahead! Our ultimate goal is to help keep you safe on the road with our Spring Car Care tips and service at Serra Traverse City. Explore our helpful tips below regarding tire maintenance, wheel alignments, Spring cleaning, fluid changes, and wiper blade replacements. Whatever your auto needs may be, we're here to help! Read below for more information and don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions.

Tires Maintenance for Best Handling the Wet Spring Roads

Your tires are what connect you to the road and are responsible for the traction you need to go and to stop! When the weather gets wet and rainy around Northern Michigan in the Spring, you'll want to be confident in your tire's ability to handle the roads. At Serra of Traverse City, we'll help take your Winter tires off and put on a great set of all-season tires. Additionally, if you already have your all-season tires on, we'd be happy to check your tires for any damages, proper inflation, and tread wear. When your tires are properly inflated, rotated, and balanced, you'll achieve optimum vehicle performance and extended tire life that'll help you save in the long run.

Wheel Alignments for Efficiency All Season Long

Over time, potholes, bumps on the road, and even regular driving can take a toll on your vehicle's wheel alignment. When your wheels aren't properly aligned, your vehicle has to work harder to move straight, meaning it can take a toll on your fuel efficiency, tire life, and overall performance. If your car pulls to one side while traveling straight, if you feel vibrations in the steering wheel, or if you see noticeable uneven tread wear on your tires, your wheels might be misaligned and you should have them inspected at Serra Traverse City! We'd be happy to take a look and perform a front-end or 4-wheel alignment to get you back on track and back to efficiency for the Spring season.

Interior and Exterior Spring Cleaning Tips

Maintaining your investment's value is as simple as regularly cleaning it inside and out! Spring is a great time to take care of your car’s interior and exterior and we've got a few simple tips for you to follow. When you clean the inside, make sure to first remove all garbage and recyclables, then organize all remaining items. Use coffee filters, microfiber rags, and vinegar-based solutions to wipe down all the surfaces, including your windows. Then remove your rugs and shake loose any crumbs or dirt and vacuum the floor! When you clean the outside, make sure to use soap made for cars, and gentle cleaning tools like microfiber rags, soft brushes, and sponges. Only use clean water to wash your vehicle, so rinse tools and your bucket as needed. After your car has been fully rinsed and dried, make the effort to wax – or take it to a carwash that will. This will help protect your car’s paint and keep your investment looking great!

Vehicle Fluid Changes and Fill-Ups

There are many different fluids that run through your car, truck, crossover, SUV, or van. Some need to be regularly filled as you use it, while others need to be flushed and changed at specific service intervals. It's our recommendation, however, to have just a few vehicle fluids changed and filled up this Spring for your vehicle's general health! Your washer fluid is important to your view of the road and your safety should your windshield get dirty on our Traverse City roads. Your oil is important to your engine's everyday function and should be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles for a smooth running vehicle. Lastly, your coolant is important to your car's function overall because it regulates temperature. Coolant should be changed every two years or every 24,000 miles and our team would be happy to inspect!

Wiper Blade Replacements for a Clear View of Spring

Spring brings about that warmer weather we all love in Northern Michigan; however, it can bring rain, fog, large puddles, and potential flooding too. All this water can make it hard to see clearly on the road if your windshield isn't clear! Your wiper blades should be replaced about every six months with regular use, or sooner if they've experienced any damage. A few signs that you need new wiper blades include squeaking noises, broken rubber on the blades, and streaks on the windshield. If you simply can't see when your windshield wipers are in function, it's time you have your blades replaced as soon as possible. At Serra Traverse City, we offer affordable and quality wiper blades for the front and back windshields of any make and model for that clear view you need!

Schedule Spring Car Care and Routine Auto Maintenance in the Cherry Capital

Spring Car Care is a great way to clean up your car and keep it running well throughout the season, and our team at Serra of Traverse City is here to help. Our Certified and factory trained technicians work hard to keep you safe on the road, regardless of the make and model you drive. We're happy to provide professional and timely Spring Car Care and routine auto maintenance services in the Cherry Capital for our neighbors in Williamsburg, Grand Traverse, Old Mission, Acme, Elmwood Charter Township, and beyond! You can conveniently schedule any auto or collision service online, or by giving us a call at 231-947-9000 for our Cadillac/Subaru Campus at 1747 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 or 231-946-5540 for our Toyota/Audi/VW/Nissan/Volvo Campus at 1301 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686