Tips for Volkswagen Car Care During National Car Care Month

March 31st, 2020 by

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April is officially recognized as National Car Care Month. Read this guide to learn some practical ways you can maintain your car this month to help you keep your family and other drivers safe.

Tips for National Car Care Month

Lighting and Wiper Blades 

With winter finally behind us, we can welcome in the warm spring showers. This means it is a vital time to ensure your wipers and lights are providing maximum visibility even in wet, foggy, or rainy conditions. 

 

Taking the simple steps of cleaning your headlights and taillights, replacing any bulbs that have dimmed or gone out, and replacing your windshield wipers will make all the difference when you find yourself in your next downpour. 

Wheels, Tires, and Brakes

Your tires, wheels, and brake system are the most important safety mechanisms in your car. Without providing proper maintenance, you may be at risk of being unable to avoid a potential collision. 

 

Check the tire treads of your car to determine if it’s time to replace your tires. Have your wheels properly aligned, and make it a habit to rotate your tires on a regular basis. Don’t wait for the sound of metal-on-metal to have your brakes replaced, either. 

 

These steps will not only improve your safety, but they will also improve the steering and handling of your car. If you need new tires, brakes, or rotors, our service center can help you find the Volkswagen parts you need.

Air Conditioning

Chances are you haven’t had to use the AC in a while. That said, the summer months are coming and now is the perfect time to make sure the air conditioning components are in working order and ready for the heat waves ahead. This includes a thorough inspection of the HVAC system, as well as the compressor’s drive belt. 

 

A technician should also check to see if the coolant level is low, which could indicate a possible leak. These steps will ensure you and your passengers can travel comfortably in the summer months.

Schedule Your Spring Service in North Palm Beach, FL

Take part in National Car Care Month, and schedule service at Schumacher Volkswagen of North Palm Beach. Our Volkswagen Service Center is equipped to handle any maintenance and preventative measures you require. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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