weather warming up, now is the time to prepare your car for spring. Too often,
people think their car only needs extra preparation for the harshness of winter
and summer. The truth is a little car care for spring helps with recovering
from the freezing cold and preparing for the boiling heat. The Sportif
Citroën service plans certainly can help with your efforts, and provide
peace of mind.
Examine the Tyres
temperature outside warms up, your tyre
pressure changes. That means you need to get out the gauge and check each
tyre, then replace any lost pressure. Improper inflation can lead to uneven or
accelerated tread wear, meaning you must buy new tyres sooner. Check the
owner’s manual for the correct air pressure, since it’s specified by the
vehicle manufacturer and not the information printed on the tyre.
you’re at it, examine the tyres for signs of damage, including sections of the
tread missing, cracks, cuts, or punctures. If you see the wear bars, which run
in the opposite direction as the tread, it’s time to buy new tyres.
Consider the Battery
weather is especially hard on batteries,
which are responsible for starting the car each time. If you notice the engine hesitates
to start when you turn the key, and your battery is at least four years old, it
might be time to buy a new one. Our service department can test it to be sure
it’s functioning at its best.
any corrosion that’s gathered on the battery terminals, since those can hurt
Check the Coolant
temperatures, you need to ensure the engine is staying adequately cool. Now is
the ideal time to check the coolant temperature in your car, after the engine
hasn’t been running for a while. Opening the cap with a hot engine is extremely
dangerous. If the coolant is low at all, refill it to the marked line.
Inspect the Brakes
brakes, you can’t stop your car, and that’s never a good thing. Before you head
out on a long trip, you should ensure the brakes on your vehicle can handle it.
Start by checking the brake fluid reservoir to see if it’s within the specified
range. If not, refill it.
windows down and the music off while driving. Listen closely as you apply the
brakes, since strange noises can indicate a problem, like the need for new
pads. We can help replace any worn parts.
winter your car gets incredibly dirty. All kinds of dirt and debris gather on
the outside and inside, when you don’t want to spend time cleaning it. Give
your vehicle a thorough washing and wax the paint. Vacuum and wipe down the
interior, too. Not only does it make your car look better, it also protects
against damage from the sun and other elements.
Come to Sportif Citroën for professional
help with servicing or repairing your vehicle.