This ice, rain and snow are finally (hopefully!) leaving us and Canada is warming up again. That means it’s time to get your car in tip-top shape for the summer. We’ve shown you how to winter-proof your car, so here is the yin to that yang.
Getting your car ready for summer is a pretty quick fix. Check out the following tips for some quick ways to save some bucks as you’re gearing up for summer and ready to hit the road.
1. Kick the tires
If you’re still riding on your winter wheels, and winter is gone, it’s time to switch over to your summer or all-season tires. The lower-profile tires are going to get better mileage, and be much better suited to our current driving conditions.
As always, it’s a great tip to monitor your tire pressure. Not only can uneven/low tire pressure give you worse gas mileage, but it’s dangerous. So check it out!
2. A quick service
If you’re like me, it’s probably time for an oil change or regular service on your ride. Get the quick change and overview. Like tire pressure, proper maintenance is key for all your car’s fluids. Check it out – the $25 checkup and top up could save you thousands on and over-heated engine.
**3. **The filters
Check and change your air and oil filters. Air filters should be changed about every 19,000km. These are cheap to change and easy enough to do on your own. Check out some guides online if you’re going to do it yourself.
4. Replace the wipers
Windshield wipers take a beating in Canadian winters. Check them out to see if they’re ready to take on another season of clearing your view while driving.
As you can see – none of these tips are rocket science, or expensive. Take a quick 30 minutes this weekend and you’ll be on the road and ready for summer… just in time for spring to spring.
Enjoy the roads, and pass on any more summer car savings tips to our other readers in the comment section.