You are Ready For Spring! Is Your Car?

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Does Your Car Need Different Maintenance in the Spring?

Nobody needs to be an automotive expert to understand that different vehicles have different maintenance needs. However, do you know if different seasons have different car maintenance needs? Certainly, an Alberta winter can be tough on an automobile. If your car, truck, or SUV needs a little TLC this spring, make an appointment with the Fifth Avenue Volkswagen Service Department, today. Our team is well-versed in making sure your vehicle is ready for increased driving that often comes with better weather. Let’s take a look at some of the things you might want to ask us about.

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Change Your Car’s Oil and Filters

Making sure your vehicle’s oil is changed on time, and with the proper materials, is a guaranteed way to keep the engine running smoothly for a long time. The winter driving season puts a lot of extra stress on just about every nut, bolt, and component that makes up an automobile. This also includes the engine oil. Even if it’s a little earlier than you’d normally get an oil change, it’s not the end of the world. You might as well start spring with fresh oil and filters.

Check Your Battery

An automotive battery is a simple but vital piece of equipment. Cold weather is notoriously hard on batteries and a winter of starting your vehicle in sub-freezing temperatures may have taken its toll. Low temperatures slow down the chemical reactions that make a battery produce electricity, which means everything needs to work harder to produce the correct amount of cranking amps. A dead battery will bring any trip to a stop.

Replace Wiper Blades and Wiper Fluid

Driving around in the winter means battling dirt, salt and other road grime accumulating on your windshield. Windshield wipers and wiper fluid do a great job of helping drivers maintain exterior visibility. By the time winter ends and spring begins, your vehicle’s windshield wiper blades have done a lot of hard work. Our team can easily help you find a new set of wiper blades and even top-off your washer fluid.

If you have any concerns about making sure your car, truck or SUV is ready to tackle the road this spring and summer, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible and we’ll take a look under the hood.