5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

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At Winner, we’re more than just Philadelphia Airport long-term parking. We also offer vehicle services for your convenience. We know how important your vehicle is to you, and if you need any work done or want it detailed, we can do it for you while you’re gone. With the weather warming up, it’s a good idea to prep your car for the summer season. Here are five things you can do to get your car ready:

Wash the Undercarriage

During the winter, cities and towns spread salt on the roads to melt the ice and snow faster. As you drive over it, your wheels kick the salt up underneath your car and over time, the salt can cause corrosion and rust. Do your car’s underbody a favor and give it a good washing to get rid of any leftover salt and grime. You don’t even need soap – just a good power wash with water.

Invest In New Wipers

So far, spring has brought a decent amount of precipitation, and your car’s windshield wipers probably got a lot of use over the last few months. Precipitation tends to wear down wiper blades, so start the summer off with a brand new pair. You’ll be glad you did when you get caught in a summer thunderstorm.

Clean the Interior

During the spring, pollen is everywhere, and you can bet it makes its way into your car. Take the time to give your car’s interior a good clean to remove the pollen along with any leftover salt, dirt, or grime that may have collected during the winter. Also, be sure to wipe down all of the surfaces and clean your windows and windshield.

Get It Re-Aligned

Over the winter months, you probably hit a few potholes that the Northeast is notorious for. Hitting deep potholes or hitting potholes and high speeds can throw off the alignment of your car, so summer is a good time to have it re-aligned. If you’re flying out of Philadelphia Airport, just park your car with us and our Maaco experts can do it for you! You’ll save wear and tear on your tires and improve your gas mileage.

Give It a Good Wash and Wax

You’ve probably noticed a yellow dust of pollen on your car nearly every time you get in it. Do your car a favor and give it a good wash (we’re talking soap it up and rinse it at least twice) to get rid of the build-up. This includes your wheels. Then, take the time to apply a quality car wax to protect it from future pollen and from the upcoming hot rays of the sun.