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Be Car Care Aware: Seasonal Maintenance Tips To Finish Winter Strong

If you want your vehicle to finish winter strong and transition smoothly into spring, you need to invest in proper seasonal maintenance, and pay particular attention to upkeep during this period of transition.

Read on to learn the top seasonal maintenance tips from Be Car Care Aware, a consumer education campaign funded by the Automotive Industries of Association of Canada, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to do it all in one stop.

Seasonal Maintenance Essentials: Get Ready For Spring At TIRECRAFT

“Winter’s cold temperatures and icy conditions have been hard on your car, so it is likely showing some signs of wear and tear,” states Be Car Care Aware. “Spring is the perfect time to bring your car in for a full inspection and to identify any minor problems, before they become major ones.”

To keep your car running safely through the transition from winter thaw to spring breezes, Be Car Care Aware recommends that you:

  • Change your oil and oil filter. At TIRECRAFT, we recommend doing so after every 5,000km or 3 months of driving—whatever comes first. If you use synthetic oil in your vehicle, you can extend that interval, sometimes up to 10,000km or 6-months, depending on what you drive.
  • Check your fluids. This includes power steering, brake, and transmission fluids, as well as your windshield washer fluid and coolant levels. At TIRECRAFT, fluid checks and top-ups are always included as part of any seasonal maintenance service, so you never have to worry.
  • Replace your wiper blades. Winter can wreak havoc on wiper blades, and if yours are torn or cracked now, they won’t do much good during unrelenting spring showers. Make sure to replace them if need be. We carry several high-quality options and buying from us can earn you rewards points that can be used to lower other seasonal maintenance costs.
  • Check your charging system. Cold weather can really take a toll on your battery, so now is a good time to have it tested. If it’s more than five years old, you might want to consider a replacement. In either case, your local TIRECRAFT has you covered, and whether you choose a battery maintenance service or purchase a replacement, you’ll earn more MyTIRECRAFT rewards points.
  • Check your tires. As temperatures drop, tire pressure goes with it, and many drivers end up with underinflated tires entering thawing season. Spring is also a good time to spot any damage or irregular wear caused by harsh winter road conditions, and many drivers will also need to book a seasonal tire changeover. Your local TIRECRAFT does it all, and many tire maintenance services, such as rotations and repairs, may be covered under the Advantage Plus Program.

One-Stop Seasonal Maintenance: Book Your Service At TIRECRAFT

Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to get in touch with a seasonal maintenance specialist near you and find out why so many Canadians trust our team to keep their vehicle in shape.