As the weather begins to warm up, Decatur AL and Athens AL drivers are going to find themselves on the road a lot more frequently. With that in mind, there are some fairly routine things you can do to make sure that your car is ready to go this Spring.

The first piece of maintenance every Huntsville AL driver should do is some detailed cleaning. Give your car, truck, or SUV a wash and wax to get the wintry dirt and mud off the underside and body of your vehicle. If the county laid down salt at any time during the winter, this is even more important as your vehicle can rust if you don't clean it off.

Speaking of cleaning, the inside of your car has likely seen cleaner days that to the many wet shoes that rest on your floormats throughout the winter months. Washing and vacuuming your mats and seats not only cleans out the residual bacteria, but it can serve as something of a mental refresh to get you ready for the new season.

Outside of cleaning, we also recommend checking your tire pressure if you haven't done so in a while. Your tires lose one PSI for every ten degrees the temperature drops, and with the unpredictable nature of the winter months around Madison AL, it's important to make sure your tires are properly inflated.

The final most important thing to do is to pop your hood and do a quick scan of your fluid levels and the condition of your serpentine belt. Replace any coolant that may have dried up over the past few months and check to make sure that the cold hasn't caused a few cracks to appear in your serpentine belt. If they have, get it replaced right away.

If you have any routine maintenance needs you need taken care of, the service department at Champion of Decatur is here to serve you.

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