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Now that winters’ almost over, you’re ready to take a break and hit the open road. Is your vehicle ready for spring break travel?

  1. Fill the Fluids

Windshield wiper fluid, coolant, oil and transmission fluids deplete quickly over the winter months. Fill them to the recommended level for your vehicle. Doing so on a regular basis will keep your car running well, and keep your repair costs down.

  1. Check the Tires

After carrying your vehicle over rough winter roads, your tires tread and air pressure also needs to be inspected. You can easily check the tread of your tires by inserting a penny into your tire’s tread groove. Place the penny with Lincoln’s head upside down, and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, the tread depth of your tires is less than 2/32 inch and it’s time to replace your tires.

Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper pressure as recommended for your specific vehicle.

  1. Replace the Wiper Blades

The wiper blades work extra hard all winter as they remove ice and snow from your windshield. Protect your view and safety when you replace the wiper blades.

  1. Wash the Exterior

Salt and grime build up on your vehicle’s exterior and can cause corrosion, rust and damage. Wash off winter dirt with a high-powered hose at home or at the car wash. Reach the underbody, lower doors, roof and all exterior surfaces.

  1. Clean Out the Interior

Food wrappers, mud and a dirty windshield create an untidy interior. Plus, salt residue can destroy the fabric on your vehicle’s floors and seats. Grab a trash can, steam cleaner and wash cloth as you clean out the inside of your vehicle this season.

  1. Update Your Auto Insurance

Insurance requirements don’t change with the seasons, but double check your coverage as part of your prep for spring break travel. Make sure your coverage meets your needs and renew your policy if necessary. With the right insurance coverage from Tracy-Driscoll, you’ll have peace of mind wherever the road takes you.

 

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