Get Your Car Ready for Spring

April 20th, 2018 by

After a long wait, it seems like spring is almost here. The change to warmer weather is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning of your car. Giving your vehicle some TLC after the harsh winter is just what it needs to keep running strong and transporting you to all your spring events without issue.

The following tips are Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet’s recommendations for getting your Mercedes-Benz ready for spring:

Wash/Detail Your Car

Winter is hard on vehicles. The salt and grime that are the result of Northeast winters can wreak havoc on every surface of your car, both inside and out. Getting your car washed and detailed is extremely important to eliminate the corrosive effects of salt and can potentially extend the life and usability of the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet provides complimentary car washes to all of our customers. Stop on in to clean the winter off your car!

Change Wiper Blades & Top Off Washer Fluid

Winter is incredibly hard on wiper blades and spring is the perfect time to change them – especially before spring thunderstorms start.

Spring is also a great time to top off your wiper fluid since you likely use more fluid during and it might be running low.

Genuine Mercedes-Benz wiper blades are the perfect fit for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Schedule a FREE multi-point inspection with our Service Department to have your wiper blades and washer fluid inspected today.

Swap Out Your Winter Tires

While winter tires are a great benefit during cold, wet, and icy conditions, they are not made for warmer weather. They use a softer rubber with a more aggressive tread pattern and continuing to use them once temperatures rise will destroy them and offer you subpar performance.

Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet has a wide inventory of tires for every Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Schedule a FREE multi-point inspection with our Service Department to have your tires inspected today.

Check Your Brakes

Salt and grime from the winter driving could adversely affect your brakes and your braking performance. Having them checked out by a certified Mercedes-Benz Technician is key to ensuring your brakes are functioning at peak form.

Schedule a FREE multi-point inspection with our Service Department to have your brakes inspected today.

Check Air Filters (Engine & Cabin)

Winter can be hard on these too and changing them out can help improve fuel economy and prepare you for the pollen onslaught of spring.

Schedule a service appointment with our Service Department to have your filters inspected today.

Check Your Alignment

Winter potholes can do a number on your alignment, resulting in premature wear and tear of your tires, as well as reduced fuel economy.

Schedule a service appointment with our Service Department to have your alignment inspected today.

Check Tire Pressure

Temperature changes throughout the winter months can result in your tire pressures being off. Checking and then properly inflating your tires will result in better performance, longer life, and better fuel economy.

Schedule a FREE multi-point inspection with our Service Department to have your tire pressure inspected today.

Check Other Fluids

Spring is a good time to check your oil, transmission fluid, brake fluids, among others. Doing this before the warmer temperatures really hit will help ensure your car is running smoothly for the months to come.

Schedule a FREE multi-point inspection with our Service Department to have your fluids inspected today.

Update Your Car’s Emergency Kit

Now that winter is past, you won’t need some of the emergency supplies tailored to that season. Replace them with supplies you might need in warmer months, like extra bottles of water and rain gear. As an added bonus, making the swap may reduce weight, potentially getting you better fuel economy.

Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet has a wide inventory of accessories for every Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Contact our Parts Department to see what accessories are right for you!

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