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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

With the bad weather (hopefully) behind us, now is the time to give your car a bit of TLC. Here are our top tips for a spring clean:

Land Rover Maintenance Tip #1: Car Wash

Winter driving can cause a massive amount of road grime and salt build up on your car. Wash the dirt away now rather than allow it to build up – which can affect the paintwork and finish. Letting salt build up can also lead to rust.

Land Rover Maintenance Tip #2: Check tyre pressures

Tyre pressure is especially important in the spring - as air temperatures get cooler during the winter, tyre pressures decrease. But as the air warms up in the spring, tyre pressures can increase. If the pressure increases beyond your manufacturer specification (because you added air during the winter), it can seriously affect your car's drivability and fuel economy. That's why a tyre pressure gauge is essential , as it allows you to frequently examine whether your tyre pressure s safe and cost effective.

Land Rover Maintenance Tip #3: Inspect your wiper blades

Check your wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear. The wiper itself could wear dramatically over the winter due to ice build-up or other issues on your windshield.  

Land Rover Maintenance Tip #4: Check under the bonnet

Has the engine survived the winter or does it need checking over by a professional? Check belts, hoses and coolant levels. Make sure the coolant isn’t too old, as this is an important factor for avoiding over-heating, as the weather gets better.

Land Rover Maintenance Tip #5:Check Alignment And Suspension

Winter is known for being harsh on roads, and that in turn can be harsh on your vehicle. If you find yourself frequently traversing roads with huge potholes or rocks that have emerged from the asphalt, it could ruin your car's alignment or damage suspension components. Our advice: If you've taken your car to a mechanic to check under the bonnet, ask for a quick suspension and alignment check to make sure nothing is too far outside the manufacturer's specifications.  


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