How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring 

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The spring season is here, which means it’s the perfect time for drivers to get their vehicle prepared for the warmer weather. While many vehicle owners take the time to prepare their vehicle for the harsh cold months of winter, many drivers fail to realize that the transition to spring also requires some attention. Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers need to know.  

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Swap Out Your Winter Tires 

While winter tires are invaluable in the cold winter months, they aren’t built to withstand day-to-day travel in spring or summer. Winter tires will wear out fast in dry conditions, which is why drivers should swap them out for a set of all-season or summer tires when spring is on the horizon. 

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Check Your Cooling System

Warmer temperatures increase the chance your vehicle will overheat. Because of this, it’s important to ensure your vehicle’s cooling system is in proper working condition. Check for any cracks or leaks in the radiator or hoses, double-check that the hoses are connected securely, and be sure that the coolant and antifreeze levels are at least halfway full. If you notice an issue, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a professional automotive technician, such as the team here at Hogan Chevrolet. 

Wash Your Vehicle 

While many vehicle owners believe that washing your car, truck, or SUV is solely for cosmetic appeal, this isn’t the case. Washing your vehicle’s exterior can help protect its paint and undercarriage from damage. Rust and grime can build up on vehicles over time, especially in the winter months when road salt is all over. By cleaning your vehicle with a thorough wash, you can prevent it from unnecessarily degrading. 


Shop for Parts and Accessories at Hogan Chevrolet 

Wondering where to go for service in Scarborough, Ontario? The team here at Hogan Chevrolet is here to help. Schedule a service centre right here on our website. Have any questions about our available services? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our secure online contact form